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Q&A: Transportation Infrastructure -- Pat Natale
Friday, 08 February 2008
'A Patch and Pray Mentality' Drives America's Transportation Infrastructure

PT Speaks with American Society of Civil Engineers Executive Director Pat Natale

How solid is America's network of roads, levees, bridges and water storage? Were the tragedies in New Orleans and Minneapolis a sign of things to come? To answer these questions and to shed some light on America's Infrastructure Report Card, PT spoke with ASCE Executive Director Pat Natale.

AMERICA'S CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Is Chicken Little right? Former Commerce Secretary Norm Mineta and others on America's crumbing infrastructure

Projects like the interstate highway system helped make the United States a global power, allowing freight and people to move about the country. Our airports are equally important domestically as well as our link to the world. Not to mention the whole specter of safety highlighted by falling bridges and urban sinkholes. The American Society of Civil Engineers says that repairing the nation's bridges, alone, would cost at least $9.4 billion per year for the next 20 years. Another estimate by the ASCE puts the cost of bringing the entire US infrastructure up t...

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