Compare cost of Federal v Local infrastructure costs

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    Want to know why it costs so much to build stuff with Federal dollars? Here is an interesting article about why it costs 2 to 3 times to build something under Federal guidelines and rules than it does under State guidelines and rules.

    When feds spend highway money, taxpayers get fleeced - journalreview.com: Opinion


    For those who want to look at the study, it shows a lot of interesting information here is the pdf.
    http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2658&context=jtrp
     
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    Granny don't care what it costs - she wants a scooter lane fer her motor scooter...
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    Senior citizens drive infrastructure spending
    1/28/13 - Mobility plays an underappreciated role in health and well-being
     
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    Yep, I was involved in a project to build a school in Belize some years back, when we checked vendors for construction supplies we were quoted $ 3.00 per yard for masonry sand, we inspected the sand and it was fine for our needs. However after the government contracting office got through piling on specifications, the price went to $32.00 per yard. Same sand just different guarantees. We're from the government and we're here to help, you spend your money.
     
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    The fact that locally funded roads are better quality than federally funded, just proves that government has created many ways to waste our money. Common sense never finds it's way into anything passed by congress.
     
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    The road out front needs fixin' `a-fore somebody runs off inna ditch...
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    DOT Secretary: 'The Roads You're Driving On Will Crumble...'
    May 13, 2014 -- "This may be the most dire moment the American transportation system has faced in decades," Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told reporters at the White House on Monday.

     

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