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States work to fund costly bridge repairs, replacements

States work to fund costly bridge repairs, replacements

Transportation Today
BY KIM RILEY  |   MAY 15, 2020   

With more than a third of all U.S. bridges requiring replacement or major repair work, states are moving to fill their funding needs for transportation infrastructure amid strained budgets.

But because some states do not have toll revenue to tap into for bridge repairs, and with gas tax revenue decreasing due to fewer people driving during COVID-19 shutdown orders, state and local budgets are getting stretched even thinner, experts said recently.

“If the feds do not come through this year, then states will have to come up with other sources of income in order to fund budgets for bridges,” Tennessee State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster) told Transportation Today... FULL ARTICLE

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