Would it not be better for all concerned if the State and local governments took responsibility for building their own roads and highways? Yes, there can be a standard in how these roads must interconnect with those of adjoining states, but it need not be a federal mandate or regulation.
It seems that the needs of the local communities are best served by the local government(s) without federal intervention.
For every dollar the federal government takes from the taxpayers in each State, only a fraction is returned to the States due to the overhead of a bloated federal bureaucracy. These tax dollars are best left to the individual States to decide what serves the highest good for the benefits of their taxpaying residents.
It is yet another way that the federal government removes liberty from the People. The State governments must comply with the federal laws, mandates, and regulations, often to the detriment of the liberties of the people they represent.
An idea that would best serve the benefit of the People is the Solar Roadway concept of Scott Brusaw. Solar energy used for power, to light the roads and provide information displays to motorists, a truly smart grid that also contains telecommunications, all enclosed within each roadway panel.
This is an idea that would benefit the nation, but it is not even being considered by the federal government. Why?
While billions if not trillions of taxpayer dollars were wasted on companies like Solydra, The solar roadway concept languishes. The shame of it all is to detrimental effects not only to the economy but to transportation itself.
Liberty is taken from inventors when the government takes control of businesses. Isn't it time We the People do something about it?