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U.S. transportation system on par with Malaysia, study says

August 23, 2011

A study by the World Economic Forum due out in September says the U.S. ranking for the condition of its surface transportation system has fallen 10 places to 16th globally since 2007-08, according to a Reuters report (view story by clicking here).  Hong Kong’s surface transportation system was ranked first, while the U.S. infrastructure is on par with Malaysia. 

“No one can be surprised with this, given the inability of policymakers at the federal level to address this problem, even though the decline of one of our most important national assets has been well documented,” said PHIA Managing Director Jason Wagner.  “Clearly, the path to a sound transportation system, which is essential for economic growth and prosperity, will be at the state level.”

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

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