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Addressing Infrastructure, or Forgetting it?

Officials in Washington tend to agree that infrastructure problems are in dire need of attention. But amid turbulent economic times, will those problems get that attention?
April 9, 2011, 1pm PDT | Nate Berg
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National Journal asks its panel of transportation experts.

"The administration and key transportation leaders in Congress both say they want a highway bill before August, but the chances of meeting that goal shrink with each passing day that a bill isn't circulated. The natives (i.e., industry) are getting restless. Transportation for America put out a report last week titled 'The Fix We're In For,' saying 1 in 9 bridges and overpasses is in poor enough condition to be dangerous. AECOM Technology put out a white paper last week titled 'U.S. Infrastructure: Ignore the Need or Retake the Lead?' arguing that highways, bridges, and public works require 'urgent attention.'"

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Published on Monday, April 4, 2011 in National Journal
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