Economist's new book calls for private dollars to fix U.S. transportation.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Economists (Works)
Transportation (Finance)
Pub Date: 03/22/2011
Publication: Name: Human Ecology Publisher: Cornell University, Human Ecology Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health; Science and technology; Social sciences Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2011 Cornell University, Human Ecology ISSN: 1530-7069
Issue: Date: Spring, 2011 Source Volume: 39 Source Issue: 1
Topic: NamedWork: The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure (Nonfiction work) Event Code: 250 Financial management Computer Subject: Company financing
Product: Product Code: 8525201 Economists; 4000000 Transportation NAICS Code: 54172 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Persons: Named Person: Geddes, R. Richard
Geographic: Geographic Scope: United States Geographic Code: 1USA United States
Accession Number: 266957309
Full Text: America's roads, bridges, and highways are failing: In its 2009 report card, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave U.S. transportation infrastructure a "D." In his new book, The Road to Renewal: Private Investment in U.S. Transportation Infrastructure (AEI Press, Jan. 2011), R. Richard Geddes, associate professor of policy analysis and management, offers a host of solutions to repair our decaying transportation system and address the political gridlock that delays upgrades. Geddes's key recommendation is for public-private partnerships that can inject fresh capital and hold government accountable to citizens. Otherwise, he wrote, government spending for roads will continue to fall short and lead to more crowded and hazardous commutes.

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