Our delegate, Tony Wilt, has voted to tax the citizens along the Interstate 81 corridor to supposedly “fix” the congestion and accident issues there. I question why he voted this way. Many people who live along that corridor are people including senior citizens who don’t even use I-81. Why should we pay for this? Some say that widening the interstate will only be a temporary fix. Some say more surveillance and lower speed limits would be more effective.
Tolls would have been a more fair solution in that people who use the interstate (many of them truckers) would pay for the issues that “they” create. I hope this had nothing to do with the fact that the Wilt family own Superior Concrete here and have 30 mixer trucks. I truly hope that had nothing to do with his decision. That would be a shame.