America’s roads are a lot less congested due to coronavirus shutdowns that have kept millions of commuters, shoppers and vacationers parked at their homes.
The longer motorists remain off the roads, the harder it will be for states to afford repairs in the months and years ahead. Reduced traffic volumes are expected to cause a sharp drop in state revenue from fuel taxes, tolls and other user fees that could force delays for thousands of projects nationwide unless the federal government intervenes.
Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic House leaders have expressed support for a big infrastructure spending plan as part of another economic stimulus bill. But similar pronouncements in previous years have failed to produce results.
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