Student study: $18 billion needed for Utah infrastructure maintenance over 20 years

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 31, 2013 8:49 p.m.


    Do you know how many times money was set aside for infrastructure, and ended up spent somewhere else?

    Remember the $900 billion dollar stimulus for infrastructure and job creation? opps! You know, hiring more teachers, policeman, fixing roads & bridges, etc.

    Some people are very gullible.

  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    July 31, 2013 10:47 a.m.

    Well make sure you conservatives don't take any federal dollars for it, we're broke you know.

  • dave4197 Redding, CA
    July 31, 2013 10:10 a.m.

    a good project! for students and the U of Utah. worf doesn't get the point. the point being there's work to do, priorities to set, choices to make, and this project does a good job of trying to highlight the needed work for some decision makers. including the taxpayers, who should ante up more if it turns out they're not paying enough to keep up their roads to everywhere. try trax, and try a bike, and try living close to your work . . .

  • Guam_Bomb BARRIGADA, GU
    July 31, 2013 1:13 a.m.

    The title is a little deceiving. The title mentions infrastructure maintenance, yet the article clearly details the need for capital improvements and new construction that need to be done. Maintenance refers to maintaining existing structures and systems. The bulk of the $20 billion is for upgrades and new construction.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 30, 2013 11:29 p.m.

    Aren't we already paying taxes for infrastructure?

    You know! The taxes paid at the pump. Somebody is mismanaging our funds.