Transport Cars

Bridges Across the U.S. Are Crumbling as Repair Funds Dry Up

Excerpt from LA Times

Sep 04, 2013 9:51 am

Skift Take

Infrastructure funding is the type of thing on which the government needs to spend money to save money. Since it can’t – or won’t – do so, current transportation shortfalls are essentially robbing future government budgets.

— Eliza Ronalds-Hannon

Get the Latest Intelligence on the Travel Industry

frankhg  / Flickr

A cosed bridge at Cameron, Arizona. frankhg / Flickr


America’s roads and bridges have been eroding for decades, but the deeper they fall into disrepair, the less money there is to fix them. First, the recession crippled local budgets, cutting the money available for transportation projects. As states began to recover, the federal government adopted its own mandatory budget cuts via sequestration.

Then last month, the federal legislation that annually funds transportation projects across the country hit a roadblock of Republican opposition that throttled multibillion-dollar transportation bills in the House and Senate.

Read the Complete Story →

Tags:

Next Up

More on Skift

How Tech Changes Everything: Sabre Employees Live Tweeting Their IPO With Its Own Hashtag
Northstar Travel Media Continues Buying Spree, Buys Mountain Travel Symposium
Sabre Stock Up 6.6% on Stock Market Debut
How to Find the ‘Holistic Traveler’ Trapped in Your Data

We're the Moneyball of the Travel Industry

We know what's coming next in travel. Subscribe to the newsletter and get all the goodness in your inbox daily.