For years, transportation funding has been falling far short of what’s needed to repair, construct and maintain highways, roads, bridges, tunnels and canals. But congressional deadlock has continued to starve the Highway Trust Fund, without devising an alternative means of funding. The federal gas tax hasn’t been raised since 1993, and the HTF survives only through a series of stopgap measures, the latest of which puts off the issue until next May. On this episode, we’re joined by Leslie Blakey, president and executive director of the Coalition for America’s Gateways & Trade Corridors. She puts the infrastructure debate into perspective, and discusses the various plans that might solve the problem once and for all – provided legislators possess the spine necessary for spurring action. Hosted by Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain.
Look for the next episode of the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed, every Friday on the SupplyChainBrain website.
An article by Leslie Blakey on “Infrastructure in the United States: The Dangers of Living Below Our Means.”
My most recent ThinkTank post on the topic.
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