Getting the message out

Slowly, the problem of funding all the infrastructure we have already built has been spreading.  The latest from Governing called Fixing the Transportation Infrastructure We Have.  Still, there’s some cognitive dissonance in this column; Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is quoted as saying “Transportation must be confronted as its own distinct and separate topic” because it’s too big to manage within the state budget.  I’d argue that transportation issues really need to be considered in concert with land use, environmental issues, housing and the other issues which affect how streets and highways are designed, where they go, how much infrastructure we really need, etc.