Manufacturers say infrastructure won’t meet business demands in next 10 years

| Published on September 20, 2013

(Photo: tessa-marie- / Flickr)

(Photo: tessa-marie- / Flickr)

The majority of manufacturers, 65 percent, say infrastructure won’t meet the demands of the economy in the next 10 to 15 years, according to a report from our sister site, Better Roads.

The manufacturers were responding to a series of surveys from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The association presented the survey results, along with facts from a report from Building America’s Future (BAM), earlier this week in its report, “Infrastructure: Essential to Manufacturing Competitiveness.”

Other responses included:

  • 70 percent said America’s transportation infrastructure system is “in fair or poor shape and needs a gread deal or quite a bit of improvement”

  • 70 percent said roads are detiorating

  • 42 percent said energy is declining

  • 36 percent said aviation is getting worse

  • 28 percent said mass transit is declining

  • 21 percent said rail is is getting worse

  • 67 percent said all funding options should be considered

  • 61 percent said they may be willing to pay higher taxes, tolls and fees for transportation

For more details about U.S. manufacturers’ opinions on transportation infrastructure, read the full report at BetterRoads.com.

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