The time to make important infrastructure investments is now.
Delaying only makes the decisions more difficult and more costly. Our nation needs a toolkit of options that all levels of government and the private sector can use in order to address the infrastructure financing deficit said Ed Mortimer, xecutive director of transportation and infrastructure for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce www.uschamber.com.
He said the state of our nation’s infrastructure can be summed up in several alarming truths:
Study after study has shown that investing in infrastructure supports improved safety, economic growth and quality of life. Neglecting to maintain infrastructure will have the reverse effect; just look at recent examples like the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, the I-10 bridge collapse in Desert City, California, and the recent shutdown of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority due to safety issues.
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