Infrastructure expansion and repair need equal focus

02/3/2013 | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Repair of infrastructure and work on additional infrastructure should be given equal treatment, according to this piece. While trillions of dollars are needed for construction of roads and bridges, maintenance costs could surge as a result of ignoring a need to fix aging infrastructure. "We've engaged in a dangerous game of deferred maintenance," said Brian Taylor, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the Institute of Transportation Studies. This article explores reasons maintenance has been deferred, offers funding suggestions and acknowledges that not all projects are worthy.

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