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Unformatted text preview: es to maintaining the current highway system versus other key modes of
BAF Ed Fund, bipartisan coalition of elected officials focused on US investment in infrastructure, 2011 [Building
America’s Future Educational Fund, “Building America’s Future – Falling Apart and Falling Behind,”
Transportation Infrastructure Report, Accessed 6/1/12] SM
In stark contrast to our most agile and aggressive foreign competitors, the U.S. stands increasingly alone in our failure to
reorient our transportation spending according to a new forward-looking vision that could build a transportation
network fit for a 21st-century economy. Without a similarly strategic plan of attack to create a state-of-the-art
transportation network, the U.S. will be left far behind. This striking lack of vision is a debilitating problem. Instead of taking a
comprehensive look at the current weaknesses in our national network, we are largely following the same policy goals and guidelines announced
when Eisenhower was president. As a res...
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