Other Truck Stoppers: Mother Nature

  • Alice J. FriedemannEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)


My grandmother used to say “a stitch in time saves nine,” and this is especially true of neglected infrastructure. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that by 2020, U.S. roads, bridges, and transit will need $1.7 trillion in repairs and new infrastructure, but that only $877 billion will be spent, and this neglect will lead to a need for $6.7 trillion by 2040. Likewise, inland waterways and marine ports need $30 billion by 2020 but only $14 billion is likely to be spent, so by 2040 marine infrastructure will need $92 billion in maintenance and new construction (ASCE 2013).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.OaklandUSA

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