$1,500,000,000,000…Does This Get Your Attention?

May 21, 2008 at 1:31 pm Leave a comment


By Carol A. Metzner, President, The Metzner Group, LLC and Managing Partner, A/E/P Central, CivilEngineeringCentral.com

Last week the CBS Early Show aired a segment concerning the deteriorating U.S. Infrastructure.    ASCE President David Mongan and outspoken NY Engineer “Gridlock Sam” Schwartz contributed to the discussion.

You can see the short video report here:

Yes, you are hearing correctly on the video…an estimated $1,500,000,000,000 ($1.5 trillion) over the next five years will most likely be needed to avoid large-scale disaster.  That is referring to repair and maintenance…add on new and expanding infrastructure costs!  It seems as though this is a re-occurring issue that is brought up a couple times each year, yet it keeps being brushed aside by other issues.

At least we are in a market where we are needed…but where do we get that kind of money?!?!?!  And, how did we get into this situation?!?!?!

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