A week or so ago we ran an article an legislator’s overseas travel (and their domestic travel). A lot of us journalists, skeptical of government, tend to assume not much comes out of them.
So to be fair, Assemblyman Charles Calderon told me two weeks ago that on a trip to Spain last month a group of legislators studied an underground tunnel freeway system.
Now, a few weeks later, reporter Fred Ortega reports that pols are looking at applying that system to the 710 Freeway, and European companies want to bid on the job.
Could be coincidence…. or it could be argued that the idea of using that freeway system could have been generated without the trip. But if not, the trip could pay off for the public.