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Weekly Poll (6)

The House of Representatives recently passed a six-year transportation bill, but it includes funding for only the first three years. To “unlock” the last three years of spending authorization, Congress must come up with the money first. If the bill becomes law, where do you think new funding should come from?

It seems that bridge failures have been making the headlines more frequently, and many U.S. bridges are nearing or exceeding their life expectancy. Do you think most bridges are safe?

Florida wants to again tighten the statute of limitations for suing over construction defects, even for public works construction. How long should builders, developers and contractors be on the hook for their work?

What is the best way to fund infrastructure maintenance in the U.S. going forward?

Bill Gates and other private owners of an otherwise-sound bridge are under pressure to paint it. What maintenance duties do private owners of infrastructure have?

Generally speaking, which type of infrastructure do you think poses the greatest safety concern today?


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