The Real Threat to America's Infrastructure

O'Toole, Randal
June 2009
Liberty (08941408);Jun2009, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p23
The article argues that misappropriation of funds is the real cause of U.S. infrastructure crisis. A report of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board on the Minneapolis bridge collapse ruled out design or construction flaw as the reason for the collapse. Mary Peters, once U.S. Secretary of Transportation, points out that no new taxes are needed to repair structurally deficient bridges. Instead, she argues that legislators should appropriate funds more responsibly and put more importance on maintenance rather than new constructions.


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