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NY/NJ/CT/MD train problems force more infrastructure discussion on The Brian Lehrer Show

Posted by Infra on Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Steve Anderson, Managing Director, InfrastructureUSA, and Melissa Lafsky, Editor-In-Chief, The Infrastructurist, joined Brian Lehrer on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the infrastructure implications of this weeks breakdowns on major NYC metropolitan area train systems.

According to InfrastructureUSA’s Steve Anderson, “We need a new pair of shoes and we’ve got to put the money in. We’ve got to recognize what our priorities are, and we have to demand that those people who we have entrusted with the management of these assets come up with plans that we will then agree to fund.”

Melissa Lafsky described the situation as “a perfect storm of infrastructure problems in the New York area,” and added that “we should look at it as some kind of sign that absolutely more needs to be done in terms of investment in infrastructure updates.”

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