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Unformatted text preview: -century. This combination of American ingenuity and forward-looking policy, which catalyzed
private sector innovation and private sector investment, put us on a rising trajectory. Infrastructure investment, in good times and bad,
in war and peace, in days of debt and surplus, helped our nation build the strongest and most successful economy the
world has ever known. But the legacy of even our smartest decisions cannot last forever, and we are now left struggling with a
transportation network that has not adjusted to 21st-century realities and cannot meet our economic needs going forward. ) The transportation sector is the bedrock of American competitiveness – sustained federal
commitment is the only way the US will remain the economic powerhouse
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
Getting America back on track economically is not going to be easy...
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