American Want Transportation Projects, But Not Their Costs

A new survey shows that the majority of Americans place high value on transportation projects, but even more of them say they're not willing to pay any more for it than they already do.
February 17, 2011, 12pm PST | Nate Berg
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The survey was conducted by the Rockefeller Foundation, and it found that 78% of respondents favored the idea of looking for private investors to pay for transportation improvements.

"The telephone poll of 1,001 registered voters came four months after a bipartisan panel of 80 transportation experts warned that the transportation system was deteriorating so rapidly that it would undermine U.S. ability to compete in a global economy.

Headed by two former transportation secretaries - Norman Y. Mineta and Samuel K. Skinner - the group estimated that an additional $134 billion to $262 billion must be spent per year through 2035 to rebuild and improve the nation's roads, rail systems and air transportation."

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Published on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 in The Washington Post
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