Mayors Agree: Infrastructure Is Greatest Shared Challenge
Findings were recently released from the 2015 Menino Survey of Mayors, a study to identify challenges and policy issues common to many cities. Eighty-nine U.S. mayors from 31 states participated. According to the final document, the “majority of mayors surveyed reported that aging and underfunded physical infrastructure is the greatest shared challenge facing their city and [they] identified specific projects they would prioritize for investment.” Roads remain their first priority. When asked where they would prioritize spending if they received a large unrestricted capital grant, their highest, most urgent needs focused on mass transit (22%), roads (20%), and water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure (18%). When asked to consider the same scenario but with a small capital grant, their answers still focused on infrastructure issues: bike and pedestrian infrastructure (20%), parks (19%), roads (15%) and municipal buildings (14%).
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