After a newly built bridge in Florida collapsed last week, killing six drivers passing underneath, we take a look at the state of our region’s own infrastructure — the roads, bridges, electrical grids, water pipes, and other critical systems that we rely on every day to keep us safe and the economy humming. Are local leaders making the necessary investments to keep them up? Will they be able to withstand increasingly severe weather events? And just how should we pay for all this?


  • Steve Walz Director of Environmental Programs, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
  • Casey Dinges Managing director of the American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Robert Puentes Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

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