INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT FOR TOMORROW: A FINANCING PLAN TO ELIMINATE THE DEFERRED MAINTENANCE ON THE NATION'S ROADS

The poor and deteriorating condition of the nation's infrastructure is reported frequently in the media. Long traffic jams and travel delays are common due to reconstruction and repair along the nation's highways. This public policy brief confronts the problem of inadequate maintenance and upkeep of the country's vast network of roads, bridges, and highways. It offers a financing plan to eliminate much of the backlog of deferred maintenance that plagues America's roads and bridges. The proposal allows states and municipalities to get out from under the current burden and attain a capacity to maintain and improve their infrastructure networks. Discussion focuses on elimination of deferred maintenance, taxable bond financing, "backslide" prevention, tappping of pension funds, and funding sources. The author's proposal is a feasible vehicle to improve the nation's infrastructure.

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    Bard College

    Jerome Levy Economics Institute, P.O. Box 5000
    Annandale-on-Hudson, NY  United States  12504-5000
  • Authors:
    • Regan, E V
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00715351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 094127604X
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 15 1996 12:00AM