“This bulletin is a warning and a call to action,” Buttigieg told The Associated Press. “A generation of divestment is catching up with us, and we must choose whether to allow our global competitors to stay ahead permanently, or to invest in the security, equity, resilience and economic strength that an infrastructure superior can do for Americans. ”
Buttigieg on Tuesday announced the first low-cost federal transportation loan in the Biden administration, up to $ 448 million in Texas for toll road projects in Austin to reduce congestion, touting bike-friendly features such than a paved sidewalk planned 10 feet wide. for cyclists and pedestrians with access to trails.
“As communities across the country continue to fight the pandemic, we are committed to being a partner in helping them save money, reduce congestion and improve mobility, safety and accessibility.” said Buttigieg, former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who will speak to the group of engineers later Wednesday.
In its newsletter, the group said years of inaction had had consequences. He cited rising costs passed on to consumers as cities and states grapple with funding shortages to repair roads and bridges and delay other major infrastructure upgrades.
The country’s weak infrastructure has been a problem for communities, including Texas’ recent struggles with power outages and water shortages after a severe winter storm. Unusually freezing conditions led to frozen pipes that burst and flooded homes, and…
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