Currently we have trucking and transportation companies running redline delivering goods, materials, parts, services and people to destinations, industry and market faster than ever before and we are maxing out our infrastructure, highways, toll-ways, freeways and surface transportation like railroads, canals and light-rail people moving systems. But what can we do we cannot stop everything now; we need it all running smoothly.
Yet some argue it is in a state of disrepair right now, indeed and in many regions of our nation they would be totally correct now wouldn't they? However, as we build new infrastructure, add lanes to freeways, put in more rail, what happens? Well, the new construction causes further delays and thus more vehicles, trucks and trains must be put into the system to carry more goods, people and stuff to the various destinations. Thus compounding the problem you see?
If we build more roads or expand existing roads we will in fact impede the traffic and exacerbate the problems, if we do not then we have a cluster muck traffic gridlock in many regions of our nation. The best thing to do is to wait for an economic downturn and remember where are the problems were and do the fixing of the system in the down cycle, employ those people out of work to do it and use those set aside monies for the projects. Makes sense right? Yah, well why don't we do it? Consider this in 2006.