Planning, prioritizing and paying for America's infrastructure
|Now as never before, Americans are debating the future of our nation’s infrastructure. As part of that debate, the nation needs to determine a vision that will guide federal surface transportation policy and funding well into the future.
While there is increasing awareness the gas tax is no longer adequately funding U.S. infrastructure, the country continues to underinvest. The World Economic Forum recently rated the United States with the 25th-best quality of overall infrastructure. While the U.S. ekes by with reduced levels of spending — worsened in some cases by sequestration — China has plans to invest $156 billion toward improving its infrastructure.
Politicians, transportation agencies and governments of all shapes and sizes are scrambling to find alternative revenue sources while exploring ways to do more with less. At the same time, elected officials have been slow to set aside political difference and responding effectively and efficiently to urgent calls to address the nation’s growing inventory of deteriorated roads and bridges.
HNTB supports the development of a new, long-term well-funded vision for America's infrastructure. To encourage dialogue and discussion among industry professionals, elected and appointed officials and the general public, we’re asking, "What do you think?"
The firm most recently asked about tolling. Additional research is planned on an ongoing basis.
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