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MAPPING THE ROAD TO STIMULUS SUCCESS: Americans Throw their Support Behind Better Infrastructure, but Questions Remain

Posted by Content Coordinator on Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

“A new study from HNTB Corporation shows legislators — and the state and local governments that receive stimulus funds — should keep their eyes on the road.

According to the study, Americans overwhelmingly believe our national infrastructure is crumbling and are willing to spend more of their tax dollars to fix it. They also recognize improving infrastructure creates jobs and improves quality of life. And, while the general public is ready for sacrifice, misinformation, mistrust and a lack of vision could threaten long-term transportation funding unless leaders persuasively educate the public on the scale of the problem and the options America has to consider.

Given a choice, more Americans (56 percent) would prefer tax dollars go to the infrastructure problems in their area, rather
than the biggest ones across the nation. They prefer state governments take primary responsibility.

Nearly half (46 percent) of the nation also considers the issue of highway and bridge repairs to have gone unaddressed the longest versus other major infrastructure…”

MAPPING THE ROAD TO STIMULUS SUCCESS: Americans Throw Their Support Behind Better Infrastructure, but Questions Remain

About HNTB Corporation
“Founded in 1914, HNTB has built a reputation for excellence and innovation in the transportation industry by designing movable bridges, the first modern turnpike and a significant portion of the U.S. interstate system. HNTB is a multidisciplinary firm known and respected for our work in transportation, bridges, aviation, architecture, urban design and planning, environmental engineering, water and construction services.”

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