Bad Infrastructure Goes Social

The transportation departments launches #ShowUsYourInfraWear social campaign to visualize funding problems via pictures of bad infrastructure--from broken buses and potholes.

Politico's Morning Transportation briefing today included a headline, "No Silly. Show Us Your Infra-Wear." The brief spotlighted the U.S. Department of Transportation's clever social media campaign #ShowUsYourInfraWear that encourages people to share pictures of broken infrastructure--from crusty Metro seats to out-of-service buses and anything in between--to highlight the problem of not having long-term surface transportation funding.

While this campaign is focused on ground transportation, Congress only has 57 days to reauthorize the FAA bill before it expires on Oct. 1. The Aeronautical Repair Station Association does a good job detailing why long-term funding is paramount and why the aftermarket should care.

Having just attended the Lollapalooza musical festival in Chicago and hearing Twenty One Pilots, I can't resist leaving you with a funny chorus from their song "Tear In My Heart."

You fell asleep in my car, I drove the whole time,

But that's okay, I'll just avoid the holes so you sleep fine,

I'm driving here I sit, cursing my government,

For not using my taxes to fill holes with more cement...



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