America's roads, rails, and bridges are in bad shape for bad reasons. Can the US finally fix its infrastructure?

January 05, 2021
23 min
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America's roads, rails, and bridges are in bad shape for bad reasons. Can the US finally fix its infrastructure?

America's roads, rails, and bridges are in bad shape for bad reasons. Can the US finally fix its infrastructure?

January 05, 2021
23 min
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CATEGORY: Society & Culture
For a long time in the United States it seemed like the one issue that could reliably get bipartisan support was infrastructure. Republicans and Democrats alike agreed that bridges should get fixed, potholes should get filled, water should flow through pipes with above average structural integrity. Unfortunately, a whole lot of talk turned into virtually no action, and right now America's roads and rails and bridges are in rough shape, patched and mended with stuttering stopgap funding but no real vision or meaningful generational investment. So why can't we agree to fix the one thing we agree needs fixing? After so much time, how would we even start? And what are the real odds of making meaningful infrastructure improvements in this decade? Harris Steinberg, Executive Director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University joins KYW Newsradio in Depth to break down the challenges behind fixing and enhancing America's infrastructure and what needs to happen before one of the wealthiest nations in the world decides to invest in itself. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices