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Infrastructure expert available to discuss bipartisan infrastructure bill

Current deficit is ‘a result of underspending, undercharging and pushing difficult investment choices into the future’

EVANSTON, Ill. — Northwestern University infrastructure and transportation expert Joseph Schofer is available to discuss the recently passed $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, which will be signed into law next week. 

An expert on transportation and infrastructure policy, Schofer can discuss how the bill might lead to a financial foundation that can sustain transportation infrastructure and services in the future, how we can make informed infrastructure investments and how we can use this new funding to increase the resilience of transportation infrastructure in the face of increasingly challenging natural hazards amplified by climate change.

Schofer is host and co-creator of The Infrastructure Show, a podcast about U.S. infrastructure, now in its 11th year. He is professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering. Schofer can be reached directly at j-schofer@northwestern.edu.

Quote from Professor Schofer:

“The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act presents opportunities to restore transportation infrastructure to a state of good repair. To assure that we can sustain these investments in the long run, it is useful to consider how we got into this infrastructure deficit in the first place. This was a result of underspending, undercharging and pushing difficult investment choices into the future. That future is now. We need to secure it.”