THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE
Written by: Mark Szakonyi
Hundreds of protestors marched to Francis Scott Key Bridge on Thursday
Hundreds of Occupy Washington D.C. protestors marched to the Francis Scott Key Bridge on Thursday to call attention to the nation’s deteriorating infrastructure and mark the second month of the movement in the U.S. capital, according to the Washington Post.
Roughly four miles away from the bridge over the Potomac River, the House and Senate struggle to maintain transportation spending in their competing transportation plans. Neither of the plans call for the level of investment needed to restore the country’s dilapidated highways and bridges.
President Obama promoted his transportation-heavy jobs package on the bridge on Nov. 3, saying the nation’s crumbling infrastructure was costing businesses and families $130 billion annually, according to reports.
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