Robert Lawler

Lavea Brachman Contributes to Infrastructure Discussion

Today at 10am, Executive Director Lavea Brachman was featured on WOSU's All Sides with Ann Fisher in a discussion about the state of Ohio's infrastructure. Lavea was joined by Patrick Natale, Executive Director of American Society of Civil Engineers, Robert Lawler, Director of Transportation of the  Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission, and Barry LePatner, construction lawyer and author of Too Big to Fall: America’s Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward.

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Infrastructure: Are we making the grade?

"The recent collapse of the I-5 bridge in northwest Washington State shined a spotlight on the country’s aging infrastructure. Since the recession, funding for bridges and tunnels has dropped steeply, and fixing them would cost an estimated $20 billion. This hour, we’ll discuss the balance of safety and spending, and how long our functionally obsolete structures will stand."