15 August 2011

Infrastructure Cult

We need smart infrastructure, not just wider roads:
...we want our infrastructure maintained. In fact, it's the common denominator of a Strong Town. But the reason why we can't maintain our infrastructure is not because we lack the money or are afraid to spend it. It is because the systems we have built and the decisions we've made on what is a good investment are based on the kind of ridiculous math you see reflected in this ASCE report. We spend a billion here and a billion there and we get nothing but a couple minutes shaved off of our commutes, which just means we can build more roads and live further away from where we work. - Charles Marohn

1 comment:

Dave said...

The Federal gasoline tax and funding for road projects expire on Sept. 30.