GAO-08-763T, Physical Infrastructure: Challenges and Investment Options for the Nation’s Infrastructure

Source: Patricia A. Dalton, Testimony before the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, GAO Reports, GAO-08-763T, May 8, 2008

Physical infrastructure is critical to the nation’s economy and affects the daily life of virtually all Americans–from facilitating the movement of goods and people within and beyond U.S. borders to providing clean drinking water. However, this infrastructure–including aviation, highway, transit, rail, water, and dam infrastructure–is under strain. Estimates to repair, replace, or upgrade aging infrastructure as well as expand capacity.

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