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Our Infrastructure Deficit


eblumenauerOctober 29, 2012 – In an election cycle where very little is being said about infrastructure, it is interesting to note the discussion in the National Journal's Transportation Experts Blog. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), a member of the House Ways And Means Committee, writes, "The financial crisis that has received far too little attention is our infrastructure deficit, which is currently over $2 trillion and growing. It is hopelessly muddle-headed to think about further reductions in infrastructure investment as a way to decrease the deficit. Indeed, investing in critical improvements and repairs in transportation, energy, water, transit and environmental cleanup is one of the best ways to accelerate the economic recovery and guarantee future prosperity." I could not agree more.