Infrastructure and Transportation Task Force Report, August 2008

(2008) Infrastructure and Transportation Task Force Report, August 2008. Governor's Office


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The Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure and Transportation Task Force is acutely aware of the critical role infrastructure plays in Iowa’s communities, the lives of the residents, and the economic well-being of the state. With encouragement to the Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission (RIAC) for its consideration of great need for infrastructure and transportation repairs, the Task Force provides its assessment and recommendations. As the RIAC fulfills its obligations to guide the recovery and reconstruction in Iowa, infrastructure and transportation must be recognized for its impact on all Iowans. The tornadoes, storms, and floods were devastating to infrastructure and transportation systems across the state. The damage did not distinguish between privately-owned and public assets. The significance of the damage emerges further with the magnitude of the damage estimates. Infrastructure includes components that some might initially overlook, such as communication systems, landfills, and water treatment. The miles of damaged roads and bridges are more evident to many Iowans. Given the reliance on infrastructure systems, many repairs are already underway, though gaps have emerged in the funding for repairs to certain infrastructure systems.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Rebuilt Iowa, Natural Disasters, Iowa, Economic, Transportation, Infrastructure
Subjects: Natural resources and environment > Weather
Business and industry > Economic development
Natural resources and environment > Weather > Floods
Business and industry
State government
ID Code: 6640
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 23 Oct 2008 13:54
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2008 13:58