TITLE

The Real Threat to America's Infrastructure

AUTHOR(S)
O'Toole, Randal
PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
Liberty (08941408);Jun2009, Vol. 23 Issue 5, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
39750086

 

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