Need to Know” anchor Jeff Greenfield explores why it now takes nearly four times as long to complete infrastructure projects in the United States than it did in the 1970′s.
Across the industrialized world in places like China and Germany, high-speed railroads and gleaming new airports. And here in the United States? According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, we have infrastructure so outdated that it will take some $2.2 trillion dollars to fix.
Can the nation afford $56 billion on highway spending alone? Samuel Schwartz argues that the costs of failing to improve our national infrastructure are the ones we really can’t afford.
Republicans and President Obama are at odds again, this time over the administration’s plan to invest in high-speed rail. Ed Rendell makes the case for spending to improve the nation’s infrastructure.
President Obama’s vision for high-speed rail has been rejected by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a Republican, and embraced by Illinois governor Patrick Quinn, a Democrat.
This week: putting the Shirley Sherrod saga in context. A report on the most dangerous highway in Georgia. And a rare dispute between conservationists and renewable energy advocates in Wyoming.
Need to Know teamed up with Blueprint America to check in with residents of Buford, Atlanta, where a highway dividing the town makes pedestrian safety a major concern.
Remember your old friend, The Bill? That lovable “Schoolhouse Rock” character? Well … He’s gone missing. And the ransom: $6.5 billion. Or he gets it. Maybe that’s a little extreme. But, the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit government watchdog, reported this week that there was “$6.5 billion worth of unspent earmarks from the most recent transportation [...]