Cities' infrastructure could hit a dead end

Source: By TOM HELD, Journal Sentinel (WI), April 30, 2008

Milwaukee and 22 other metropolitan areas are “coasting on prosperity” while largely heading for a massive pothole because of a lack of planning and funding for roads, public transportation and other infrastructure, according to an analysis distributed Tuesday. Repeating recent calls of crisis over the nation’s deteriorating highways and bridges, the report from the Washington-based Urban Land Institute pushed for alternative funding sources to fill the shortfall in necessary infrastructure investment.

….. Public-private partnerships, similar to those that helped finance work on the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Roads, are the favored option of Dale Anne Reiss, the global director of real estate for Ernst & Young LLP. Reiss participated in the analysis as an adviser.