Infrastructure Emergency

Bob Herbert asks, 'What's wrong with us?' in this editorial on America's crumbling infrastructure and the uphill battle to get it fixed.
February 18, 2010, 5am PST | Tim Halbur
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The editorial focuses on Gov. Ed Rendell of Pennsylvania's fight for greater investment in infrastructure, from water mains to bridges.

Herbert writes, "Competitors are leaving us behind when it comes to infrastructure investment. China is building a network of 42 high-speed rail lines, while the U.S. has yet to build its first. Other nations are well ahead of us in the deployment of broadband service and green energy technology. We spend scandalous amounts of time sitting in traffic jams or enduring the endless horrors of airline travel. Low-cost, high-speed Internet access is a science-fiction fantasy in many parts of the United States.

What's wrong with us?"

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Published on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 in The New York Times
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