A hidden, tragic cost of highways

Think about how much money in property and sales taxes were generated by the homes and businesses that formerly stood on these parcels before they fell victim to the wrecking ball so that high-speed roadways could be shoved through the urban fabric. Equally important, think of all the lives that were uprooted in the name of “progress.”

Source: Ghost Parcels Show How Urban Highways Squandered Valuable Land | Streetsblog Chicago

Remember that the lost revenue from these highway projects is not otherwise covered by gasoline taxes. Remember this whenever anyone says that highways are not subsidized through other taxes.