President Obama called for renewed efforts in nation-building recently -- not in Afghanistan or Iraq – but here, at home, in America. The president was referring to the state of the country's aging and in many cases, poorly maintained infrastructure. More than a quarter of the country's bridges need significant repairs. Over four thousand dams are considered "unsafe". A billion gallons of water is lost every year due to leaking pipes. Nearly everyone agrees that more spending on infrastructure is needed, the billion dollar question is -- how are we going to pay for it.
infrastructure-strategy consultant with McKinsey and Company
director, program finance and management,
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Official (AASHTO)
Building America’s Future Co-Chair, and former Pennsylvania governor
Executive Vice President, Urban Land Institute
Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee