Op-ed: Address Infrastructure Reform from Top to Bottom

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Minerals Make Life

Almost no single issue better personifies Washington gridlock than the sorry state of America’s failing infrastructure. Our roads, bridges, ports, airports, water treatment plants, waste disposal systems and electricity grids are individually and collectively crumbling. There’s unanimous agreement that action is urgently needed, yet Congress continues to sit on its hands, unable or unwilling to develop a coherent approach to address this mounting crisis.

Our nation’s infrastructure assets touch every person’s life, every single day. Yet we’ve become complacent about the safety threats and inconveniences, and accepting of the status quo. To effectuate real change, we must snap out of this malaise, and demand substantive improvements and innovations to revitalize the backbone of the American economy.

Infrastructure reinvestment done right won’t just improve existing roads and bridges—or create temporary construction jobs. It will reinvigorate entire supply chains, reduce barriers to modernization, create opportunities for new investment, and provide a strategic road map for the projects and systems that will be increasingly important in the years ahead.

Read the full op-ed here.

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