The Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure

The Nation's Crumbling Infrastructure

The crisis in Japan has prompted new questions about infrastructure risks in the U-S. Details of a bipartisan proposal to use both private and public funds for this country’s crumbling dams, weakening bridges and failing water systems.

The crisis in Japan is prompting new questions about long simmering issues here at home, and among them, our country’s deteriorating infrastructure. For years our bridges, dams, water treatment systems and other critical infrastructure elements have been in dire need of maintenance and repair, but finding the money to address these needs has become increasingly difficult. Earlier this month a bipartisan group in the Senate offered a plan that, if enacted, would encourage private investors to take the lead on large scale transportation, water and energy projects. Please join us for an update on efforts to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure.


Stephen Flynn

president, Center for National Policy,
former senior fellow with the National Securities Studies Program at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "America the Vulnerable" and "The Edge of Disaster."

Dan Flanagan

chair, The Commission to Promote Investment in America's Infrastructure, 1993
consultant, project finance and infrastructure investment

Jack Basso

director, program finance and management,
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official (AASHTO)

Josh Mitchell

staff writer,Dow Jones Newswires.

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