Infrastructure Insider: A conversation with former U.S. Transportation Secretary James Burnley
In this edition of Infrastructure Insider, Senior Managing Editor Brian W. Budzynski speaks with James Burnley, former U.S. Transportation Secretary during the Reagan Administration, about the recent Federal Highway Administration repeal of a rule prohibiting the use of proprietary materials on federally funded construction projects. Sec. Burnley also discusses the federal gas tax vs. vehicle miles tax issue, the advent of driverless vehicles, the importance of road and work-zone safety, and his opinion on federal funding initiatives.
Roadway infrastructure is often talked about in terms of dollars and cents, but the reality is that every road project puts human lives on the line.…