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Sunday, 23rd November 2008

A New Report from The Century Foundation: It Will Take More than Money to Solve the Nationís Infrastructure Crisis

A New Report from The Century Foundation: It Will Take More than Money to Solve the Nationís Infrastructure Crisis
Source: The Century Foundation

A political consensus has developed in the United States that significantly increased spending on the nationís aged infrastructure is necessary for America to remain prosperous. President-elect Barack Obama and the new congressional leadership have promised to push for major new investments in the nationís transportation networks, water systems, broadband capabilities, electrical grid, and other public facilities. While supporting those investments, a new report from The Century Foundation makes clear that there are serious institutional barriers to the effective use of those funds that have to be overcome if we are to put the new dollars to use wisely. In this urgent report, the former executive director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Anthony Shorris, identifies four major issues that need to be addressed to ensure that the nation gets the most bang for the vast infrastructure investments it needs to make.

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