Rethinking America’s Highways: A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure


We spend hours every day sit­ting in traf­fic. And the roads they idle on are often rough and pot­holed, their exits, tun­nels, guardrails, and bridges in ter­ri­ble dis­re­pair.

Lis­ten and take notes from this video inter­view on C-SPAN from trans­porta­tion expert Robert Poole who relates that con­ges­tion and dete­ri­o­ra­tion are out­comes of the way Amer­i­ca pro­vides its high­ways. The U.S. High­way Sys­tem or our twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry mod­el over­ly politi­cizes high­way invest­ment deci­sions, short-chang­ing main­te­nance and often invest­ing in projects whose costs exceed their ben­e­fits.


Go to this time­ly and action­able video — Rethink­ing America’s High­ways: A 21st-Cen­tu­ry Vision for Bet­ter Infra­struc­ture

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