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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Amid Transport Bill Deadlock, What Infrastructure Needs Funding?

The Interstate 5 bridge spans the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington states in Vancouver, Wash. (AP)

While Congress considers a bill that would inject a whole lot of money into highway projects, Brian Derry, senior director of the highway and transportation division at Associated General Contractors of America says there are projects across the country in need of funding — from a bridge in Rhode Island that’s been deemed structurally deficient, to a highway in California.

Guest:

  • Brian Derry, senior director of the highway and transportation division at Associated General Contractors of America

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