Long-term policy changes would aid infrastructure maintenance

02/25/2009 | Council on Foreign Relations online

This background piece by the Council on Foreign Relations points out that a series of report cards from the American Society of Civil Engineers documents serious problems with U.S. infrastructure, and it says the economic-stimulus package provides an opportunity to overhaul railways, bridges, highways and mass transit. However, experts say long-term policy changes are needed to maintain improvements achieved by stimulus-funded projects.

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