President-elect Trump has vowed to invest as much as $1 trillion dollars, spread out over 10 years, to restore or upgrade our crumbling infrastructure. This comes as many states and municipalities also recently committed to major transportation investments. In the November 8 election alone, voters in 22 states approved ballot measures providing $203 billion in funding extensions and new revenue for state and local transportation projects.
According to the Viewpoint — written by Ananth Prasad, PE, senior vice president and national transportation practice leader at HNTB Corporation — these infrastructure investments must be made very strategically if results are to be maximized.
The Viewpoint also addresses Prasad’s ideas for ensuring that America achieves the greatest benefit from transportation spending in the coming years, including:
• Prioritize projects transparently
• Deliver projects more efficiently
• Innovate before we construct
• Advance user-centered mobility
Prasad concludes his Viewpoint with a call for a long-term commitment and predictable and sustainable funding for transportation infrastructure for 40 years into the future.
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