One major transportation center is in the heart of the United States; and is doing something to ward off the upcoming infrastructure collapse in this rusting nation. St. Louis, Missouri is that town and it is making great strides toward replacing the pipes and electrical conduits as well as the roads and bridges that the country relies on for a large majority of her commerce-transportation needs.
Smoother Safer Sooner
Way back when in 2004, the city’s residents and voters passed Amendment 3, which was and is also known as the “Smoother, Safer, Sooner” Amendment. This gave the Missouri Department of Transportation a vote of confidence and $1.7 billion to repair the Show Me States roads and bridges over the next several years. The St. Louis region has already utilized $170 million to rebuild the battered highways that were in such disrepair.
The US infrastructure is heading our way and only the cities and towns that are proactively preparing for this rust epidemic will be positioned to carry on life, as we know it. The rest of us will just have to get used to riding a bicycle, or so it seems.