The American Society of Civil Engineers grades the condition and performance of America’s transportation infrastructure as a ‘D’ or worse. Our roads and bridges are crumbling; Over 35,000 people are killed on our highways every year; Our transit systems are unable to keep up with demand. And the U.S. lags behind the rest of the developed world in infrastructure investment.
This week Reconnect Rochester hosted a screening of Be Prepared To Stop, a documentary film that talks about these challenges from the perspective of the freight transportation industry. We asked a panel of local experts in infrastructure policy and sustainability for their views on what America needs to do to put ourselves on the road to sustainability.
Watch the trailer and panel discussion below…
Senior VP for Television & News
WXXI Public Broadcasting
Senior Sustainability Advisor
Rochester Institute of Technology
Principal & Office Leader
Director of Planning (eastern U.S.)
T.Y. Lin International
Genesee Transportation Council