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Crumbling Infrastructure

How Some States Are Trying To Fix Their Crumbling Infrastructure

Pew's Stateline | Elaine S. Povich | Posted 07.06.2015 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Amanda Terkel

Inside The Crumbling Bridge In The Heart Of The Nation's Capital | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the busiest bridges in the nation's capital is deteriorating so badly that officials recently shut down two of its six lanes for ...

Jason Linkins

President Obama Really, Really Wants To Maybe Fix Some Bridges, If That's OK With Everybody [VIDEO] | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

One of the fun new games we are playing in America during our morning commutes is, "Will I Make It Across This Bridge Before It Collapses?" Today, I w...

Patrick Svitek

Rahm Emanuel Urges Cities To Chart Own Destiny | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's message to local municipalities waiting for federal assistance? Don't count on it. "We have to take our ...

D.C.'s (And America's) Aging Infrastructure

Adam Clampitt | Posted 02.11.2012 | DC
Adam Clampitt

Here in D.C., the infrastructure is literally crumbling beneath our feet. Given that many of our sewer systems were built more than 120 years ago, who knows where the next street collapse is lurking?

Invest in Infrastructure to Keep D.C. -- And America -- Moving

Richard Sarles | Posted 11.15.2011 | DC
Richard Sarles

Unless you're an engineer, infrastructure investment talk may not seem all that exciting. But it's critically necessary not just for us here at Washington Metro, but for the nation's transit systems.

Our Crumbling Infrastructure: This Time, It's Personal

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

To ignore needed public investments based on anti-spending ideology is to create an infrastructure deficit much more worrisome and damaging to the long-term economic well-being of this nation than the federal budget deficit.

A Sputnik Moment for Smart Growth

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

In his State of the Union address, President Obama laid out strategies for better education, better energy production, better transportation and better job creation. All of these strategies are key to a stronger American economy.

After San Bruno Blast, States Slow To Act On Crumbling Infrastructure

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN BRUNO, Calif. — Some of Pennsylvania's natural gas pipelines are 120 years old. Portions of lines also date to the 1800s in Massachusetts. A...

In The Public Interest: Fixing Our "Shiny New Toys"

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

Every parent knows this one - you walk into a room and see your child playing carelessly with a new toy. Invariably, you warn: "If you break that, I'm...

Fixing Healthcare Means Maintaining Infrastructure

Peter A. Ubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter A. Ubel

We need health care reform because we need to control health care costs, or we will end up with an infrastructure that would embarrass a third world dictator.

Urban and Rural, Red and Blue: Time to Rebuild America's Water Infrastructure

Rep. Earl Blumenauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Earl Blumenauer

Every community is faced with serious drinking water and sanitation problems that lead to dangerous public health problems and serious environmental damage.

The Moment for Public-Private Partnerships Is Now

Gov. David A. Paterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gov. David A. Paterson

If we are to finance and build a world-class infrastructure for America, we must seek new solutions. And a promising solution is at hand: public-private partnerships.

An Open Letter to Obama: Getting Real on the Economy

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

Mr. President-elect, the potential catastrophe of run-away climate meltdown could make the economic melt down look minor by comparison.

Investing in our Nation's Infrastructure

Stephanie Neely | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Stephanie Neely

Another flat-screen television made in Asia or a new pair of designer shoes made in Europe will not prevent another bridge from collapsing in Minnesota.

The 10 Pieces Of U.S. Infrastructure We Must Fix Now

Popular Mechanics | By Erik Sofge and The Editors of Popular Mechanics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

No one can predict what bridge, levee or water main will fail next. But some problems are widely known, and work is long overdue. As PM's new special ...