California's Infrastructure On The Edge Of Collapse

Major investments in transportation infrastructure are required to keep California moving. Many companies are leaving California due to congestion delays and cargo backups at the ports.

"The bad news is that California's infrastructure, from ports to highways, won't be able to handle the increased trade unless hundreds of billions of dollars are spent building new roads, expanding ports and increasing the number of rail tracks laid throughout the state.

Without the investment, leaders of the state's transportation industry said, California will begin to lose the business it once took for granted.

...Every year, the state loses $22 billion in productivity because of congested freeways, he said.

Shipping companies concerned with cargo backups at Southern California ports have begun to look at alternative gateways in Washington state, Canada and Mexico."

Thanks to MTC-ABAG Library News Headlines

Full Story: California's ports, hig hways teeter on the edge of crisis

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