Published in The Denver Post by Kelly Brough and Ed Rendell. Full Story here.
How much thought do you give to infrastructure? If you are like most, we don’t give it a second thought until something goes wrong — a bridge collapses, the electric grid fails, or a water main bursts. The recent floods have brought this reality home to Coloradans as our friends and neighbors struggle to recover from one of the worst natural disasters in our history.
For too long, America has been living off of the infrastructure investments that were made by previous generations. Not only is our infrastructure growing older, it is also experiencing increasing wear and tear as our population skyrockets and people are commuting further and for longer time frames. And, investments in infrastructure have not kept pace with the demands of our 21st century economy.