New RAND Study Pushes Back on Descriptions of Widespread Crumbling Infrastructure in U.S.

Route Fifty: Claims that U.S. transportation and water infrastructure is crumbling and that spending on these public works has fallen steeply are frequently overstated and lacking in nuance, a new study suggests.

Researchers at the RAND Corporation acknowledge in a report released Tuesday that there are maintenance backlogs and other problems with infrastructure in places around the U.S.

That said, the researchers make a case that “the perception that U.S. infrastructure needs are not being met, which animates so much of the debate over spending, requires reexamination."

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