I could not agree more with the spirit of Darius Assemi’s Aug. 14 op-ed regarding transportation funding.
Transportation corridors are more than simply infrastructure for driving from place to place. Rights of way associated with roads and highways also house the components for nearly every vital service on which residents of California depend daily (food, water, electricity, information, waste, emergency services).
While reducing vehicle miles traveled and increasing cleaner transportation options, Californians can also make more coherent investments in transportation infrastructure with the long game in mind. These efforts, along with added fiscal transparency for transportation tax funds, are key to good planning for California’s future.
It was refreshing to see a Fresno resident with some influence over these issues write such a coherent and enthusiastic statement. Without good roads life as we know it would come to a halt.
Rebecca Van Stokkum, Fresno