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U.S. cities, states not waiting for federal officials to address infrastructure fixes

U.S. cities, states not waiting for federal officials to address infrastructure fixes

The Washington Times
By Dan Boylan
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

U.S. city officials increasingly are trying to find their own ways to repair roads, build bridges, improve sewers and provide communications amid squabbling among federal officials over funding a $2 trillion infrastructure plan.

In the District of Columbia, the D.C. Water and Sewer Authority issued the nation’s first environmental impact bond to improve the city’s sewer system. Officials in Atlanta and San Antonio, Texas, meanwhile, created revolving loan funds for a range of energy efficiency projects.

In Kansas City, Missouri, officials resolved a budgetary shortfall to keep its streetcar running by implementing a one-cent sales tax, while corporations and banks have helped Detroit officials fix roughly 40% of the city’s burnout streetlights...FULL ARTICLE

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