Government, POLITICS

Why Is It So Important to Rebuild America’s Roads and Bridges?

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza-President Barack Obama delivers remarks on infrastructure near the Tappan Zee Bridge, at the Washington Irving Boat Club in Tarrytown, New York, May 14, 2014. Construction on the new Tappan Zee bridge can be seen adjacent to the current bridge.
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza-President Barack Obama delivers remarks on infrastructure near the Tappan Zee Bridge, at the Washington Irving Boat Club in Tarrytown, New York, May 14, 2014. Construction on the new Tappan Zee bridge can be seen adjacent to the current bridge.

Did you know that 65% of our country’s major roads are rated in less than good condition? Or that a quarter of our bridges need significant repair or can’t handle today’s traffic?

Investing in America’s infrastructure is an imperative, but the funding to fix our crumbling roads and bridges is running out — and only Congress can reauthorize it.

And here’s the kicker: Allowing these funds to run out will put at risk nearly 700,000 American jobs — and more than 112,000 active projects that are currently fixing our roads and bridges.

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