America’s Infrastructure Is Crumbling


October 14, 2013 – A new editorial piece on Slate, entitled, “America’s Infrastructure Is Crumbling” notes that the golden age of American infrastructure was during the post-World War II era. But now far fewer resources are dedicated to repairing, updating, and replacing the country’s infrastructure. Like any system, it needs care to keep up with the demands placed on it. Yet lawmakers continue to neglect the maintenance of this vital network. In total, the nation’s declining surface transportation infrastructure will cost the American economy more than 876,000 jobs and suppress the growth of the country’s GDP by billions of dollars. Without a network of functional roads and bridges, the economy will grind to a standstill — just like so many cars caught in rush-hour congestion on a choked, deteriorating strip of highway pavement. Read the story here.

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