U.S. highway network improvement is a priority, says Rep. Shuster

02/13/2013 | Reuters · Bloomberg

Upgrading the interstate highway system is essential if businesses are to become more globally competitive, said House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa. Funding remains a concern, but Shuster rules nothing out, saying, "Everything has to be on the table." The country needs roughly $2.75 trillion to maintain and develop its infrastructure network by 2020, but funding is expected to reach only $1.66 trillion in the same period, according to a study by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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