Unlike almost every other developed nation, the U.S. has no national
transportation strategy. The nation fails to raise taxes that are
supposed to pay for roads and rails. Gasoline taxes, for example,
cover only about 50 percent of road projects, much lower than in the
past, according to recent Federal Highway Administration figures.
Once the U.S. recognizes that it needs diversified and integrated air,
rail and road transportation, it could well end up importing the
technologies, products and expertise it has failed to develop. Already
talented architects like Bromberg, as well as engineers, builders and
managers, are taking their acumen to places more welcoming.