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How the infrastructure deal aims to bolster our aging transportation network

Tom Smith:

Well, I think this is absolutely a critical investment.

And, as you just heard, these are investments that we need in this country, whether it’s rail or transit or even the ferry service. This is a well-thought-out bill, as I have gone through it. Obviously, it’s not perfect. It’s — but it’s a bipartisan effort. It’s been really well-thought-out.

When you look at the ferry service that was referenced there, I know there was at least a billion dollars was referenced for ferry service in rural communities. And while we talk about the cost of investing in our infrastructure, I think one of the things we will have to also consider is, what is the cost when we fail to invest, that time that we spend sitting in traffic, the inefficiencies in our system, repairing your car when you hit a pothole, added costs for goods and services, because we have failed to invest in our infrastructure?

This all costs us money. And we did an economic study showing that we found it was $3, 300 per year per family. That’s the hidden tax that we’re paying today. So while we talk about, what does it cost to invest in our infrastructure and to modernize and maintain it, we have to ask ourselves, what’s the cost if we fail to do that? It’s far greater.