The Sorry State of US Infrastructure

I-35 bridge collapse, Minneapolis MN 2007

EMP_489984_422, 2007
I-35 bridge collapse, Minneapolis MN 2007  Source
Photo Credit: New Civil Engineer, UK

Living New Deal Research Associate and independent journalist John Hoctor recently appeared on radio station WPKN in Bridgeport, CT to discuss the poor condition of American infrastructure.  Our highways, bridges, rail lines, trolley and ports all rate badly compared to other wealthy developed countries, according to a number of engineering sources.  John discusses the state of infrastructure, especially in New England, and why it’s doing so poorly and what needs to be done.  He recalls the work of the New Deal in building infrastructure and puts in a plug for the Living New Deal.  The show, called ‘In Context’, aired on February 17th and is posted on WPKN’s website.  Well done, John!

Richard A Walker is the director of the Living New Deal.

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