Bridge repair gets small share of earmarks

11/13/2009 | (subscription required) ·

Just 11% of the earmarks included in the last transportation spending bill were designated for bridge repair and maintenance, according to a report by U.S. Public Interest Research Group. The report found that most of the remaining earmarks funded highway and construction projects. Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation has found that one of every eight bridges in the U.S. is structurally deficient.

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