Ron Brinson uses his Feb. 21 op-ed podium to line up the usual forces of evil in demonizing the state Senate’s filibuster of legislation for increasing road funding and the gas tax. He even insinuates that the dreaded Koch brothers might be behind efforts to prevent the legislation from moving forward. Stunning logic.

But the role of the State Transportation Infrastructure Bank (STIB) in hijacking the road priorities of both the Senate and the Department of Transportation seems to escape Mr. Brinson’s notice.

And at bottom, it is this inappropriate, extralegal domination of construction decisions by the STIB, out of the public eye, that might make our senators less than eager to direct even more tax revenue to this elephant in the room.

Philip Snead

North Edgewater Drive