Improving Infrastructure Is Not Enough

(Last Updated On: January 8, 2018)

 

From Jack Roberts, TruckingInfo:

Fresh off his tax plan victory, President Trump is now talking boldly about putting a badly-needed infrastructure deal together this year, and calling on bipartisan participation to get it done. But I am not holding my breath.

The United States’ infrastructure has decayed to an alarming degree over the past 20 years or so. And if there’s one issue that Democrats could get behind President Trump on, this would likely be it.

“Improving” American infrastructure simply isn’t going to cut it. As nice as it would be to see Americans going to work to return our transportation network to 1950 standards, the hard cold truth is we need to be investing now in highways that will meet the transportation demands we’ll be facing in 2050. And, unfortunately, I just don’t hear any politician – on either side of the aisle – talking about anything even remotely forward-looking enough.

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