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While Roads and Rails Crumble, These 3 Projects Are Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

May 13, 2015
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While Roads and Rails Crumble, These 3 Projects Are Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure
Los Angeles took steps to create the state’s first Enhanced Infrastructure Financing Districts to transform the trash-clogged, concrete-channeled L.A. River. David McNew/Getty Images
Yes, it's really possible to fix our aging transportation systems.

After decades of neglect, America’s infrastructure is in shambles. To get back on track, we need to invest at least $3.6 trillion in the next five years, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers. Coming up with all that cash will be a herculean task, especially since the Highway Trust Fund, which pays to build and repave our roads, is at its lowest balance since 1969 and is set to run out of funds this summer.

While Congress works to find a way to rebuild America, here are three innovative methods already underway.
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