SAN ANTONIO — The flow of goods and people from San Francisco to Houston has been a boon to the San Antonio economy for decades.
But it has also caused problems for the San Francisco area.
“The San Antonio area is suffering,” said David Smith, president of the San Diego-based San Diego Chamber of Commerce.
“We have to stop that flow.
We have to make it stop.”
The region’s congestion woes stem from a growing shortage of commercial drivers.
That shortage has prompted the city to create a regional task force to address the problem.
But that task force has been bogged down in a political battle over who should be responsible for getting more trucks to San Antonio.
The effort has stalled, with the council refusing to act on the recommendations of the task force.
Smith said it’s unclear if the taskforce’s recommendations will be put into practice.
“It’s not clear to me if the government of San Antonio will be doing more, or if it’s going to be doing less, or how much more,” Smith said.
“That’s the big question.
The answer is we don’t know.
That’s a good place to be, but we don