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Thursday, September 15, 2011

How Do We Pay For Better Roads & Bridges?

In this aerial photo taken Aug. 30, 2011, the damage to Vermont Route 4 in Killington, Vt. is seen. (AP)

In this aerial photo taken Aug. 30, 2011, the damage to Vermont Route 4 in Killington, Vt. is seen. (AP)

The American Society of Civil Engineers recommends that the United States spend $17 billion a year on bridge maintenance, much more than the $10.5 billion actually spent.

Increasing the federal gas tax, privatizing roads and boosting fees for driving during peak traffic hours are some of the ideas proposed for raising money to improve infrastructure.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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