Infrastructure: Are we making the grade?
The recent collapse of the I-5 bridge in northwest Washington State shined a spotlight on the country’s aging infrastructure. Since the recession, funding for bridges and tunnels has dropped steeply, and fixing them would cost an estimated $20 billion. This hour, we’ll discuss the balance of safety and spending, and how long our functionally obsolete structures will stand.
- Patrick J. Natale, Executive Director of American Society of Civil Engineers
- Lavea Brachman, Executive Director of the Greater Ohio Policy Center
- Robert Lawler, Director of Transportation, Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
- Barry LePatner, construction lawyer and author of Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward