Idaho Transportation Department: Sharing the Roads with Megafreeloaders


The Idaho Statesman Editorial Board, Boise

The Idaho Statesman 2/1/12

When it comes to the oversized truck shipments known as “megaloads,” everything is big. The size and weight, the controversy, the inconvenience to motorists stuck on the highway at the wrong time — and now, even the taxpayer subsidy.

The Idaho Transportation Department is supposed to recoup costs associated with the megaloads. But according to ITD, proceeds from shipping permits are falling some $645,000 short of covering annual costs.

How’s that for running government like a business?

Read more: Idaho Transportation Department: Sharing the Roads with Megafreeloaders

(Link provided by Borg Hendrickson)

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