September 20, 2013
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.