Transporting the United States to the future

If the United States were to focus on fixing its transportation infrastructure it would help the United States economically and on a global scale.

Hannah Johnson

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Recently, the Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood retired from his position in Obama’s cabinet. Lahood was a special member of the cabinet because he was the only member that was of a different political affiliation.

The current state of our transportation infrastructure is very poor. Problems have been arising with the highways, roads, airports, and rivers that carry goods and people throughout the world and the United States.

Severe issues such as natural disasters, a prime example being Hurricane Sandy, and climate change, such as the severe droughts, have begun to affect the United States’ transportation infrastructure negatively by causing dilapidation of the surface infrastructure and harming the sustainability of the technology associated with airports and inland waterways that are some of the most important modes of intercontinental transport.

If the United States were to focus on fixing its transportation infrastructure it would help the United States economically and on a global scale.

 

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