Northern Kentucky Bridges that Need Repairs Impact the Local Economy & Citizens’ Lives
The Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition knows that businesses, the labor sector, and the public are affected by deteriorating infrastructure and an underfunded transportation system and want change.
According to Dr. Alison Premo Black, chief economist with the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), nearly 56,000 bridges in the United States are classified as “structurally deficient” based on federal Department of Transportation (DOT) data.
In the northern part of Kentucky, for example, 200 of 2,500 bridges need repairs and about 180 of them have weight restrictions. This impacts commerce and mobility on a local level and in very real ways.
When you consider that what is happening in Kentucky is only one snapshot of what is affecting communities all over the U.S., there is no question our leaders need to fully address the infrastructure and transportation dilemmas plaguing our country by increasing investment now.
ARTBA is a member of the Americans for Transportation Mobility (ATM) Coalition.
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