Missing from Presidential Race: Roads, Bridges


WASHINGTON (AP) - Of the many items debated in the 2012 presidential campaign, there's not much talk about planes, trains, roads and bridges.

But as Superstorm Sandy reminds the world, we can't afford to do without them. So why isn't the nation's transportation infrastructure a hot topic?

Money, for one.

Neither President Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney has a good idea how to pay for what needs to be done.

Most of the transportation network was built in the last century; in some places, it dates to the 1800s. Aging highways, bridges, trains and buses are frequently in need of repair or replacement, and no longer can handle peak traffic demands. More than 140,000 bridges are structurally deficient or obsolete. The problem only will worsen as the U.S. population grows.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 177245481 - kolotv.com/a?a=177245481
Gray Television, Inc.