One of Young's better lines: "I believe working to ensure the safety of people traveling to and from home and work is one of the central functions of government."
Far, far more people will directly benefit from the Fields-Ertel improvements than the Cincinnati streetcar. (More than 30,000 drivers per day use that road/interchange compared to a hoped-for 3,000 a day ridership for the streetcar.)
It is so refreshing to hear a local politician actually focusing on an issue that helps drivers. In so many other highway "debates," the conversation is dominated by anti-highway activists. And so much media attention is paid to interests that might be hurt by a highway project, such as property owners who might lose land and small business owners annoyed by the construction.
I wish our Congressional representatives, state lawmakers and other local politicians could learn from the successful efforts happening at Fields-Ertel. Our region has a major bridge to replace and miles of poorly maintained highway lanes, especially on-and-off-ramps. Please, quit playing politics and get some work done. Thank you!