Of approximately 100 policy experts responding to a survey by Keston Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, 43.8% said adequacy of current revenue sources to maintain and expand infrastructure was a top concern. Highway capacity was a concern of 17.2%.
Other concerns included adequate flood control and congestion of cargo transport on freeways and highways.
"The results of this informal survey demonstrate that we are facing a wide variety of pressing infrastructure challenges hat require serious attention from lawmakers to ensure that there is adequate funding," said Richard Little, director of the Kenston Institute. "Voters and policymakers alike need to recognize that unless adequate funding for infrastructure is available, either from public or private sources, our collective quality of life will be at serious risk," he continued.