Repairing infrastructure isn’t as sexy as blowing it up. But this spoof from John Oliver reminds us that while it’s boring, maintenance deserves urgent attention.
Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, may be having fun with a sad reality, but his commentary before the skit is also spot on.
Nationwide, our roads and transit infrastructure are falling into disrepair. And even though each dollar spent on preventive maintenance saves at least $4 in future repairs, political leaders often opt instead for the showy ribbon cuttings that accompany new projects.