Crumbling infrastructure can be fixed if we change how we fund capital investments and maintenance, according to Dr. John Brown Miller, principal at Ironside Strategies and recognized expert on infrastructure. As he explains, the separation of capital from maintenance activities is at the root of local infrastructure problems and creates significant difficulties for state and local procurement. “Our present difficulties come from the fact that the long term operating costs of core infrastructure assets are ten to twenty times that of initial delivery,” Brown says.

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