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Why we need to stop calling auto-centric roads ‘assets’

Joe Minicozzi  |  February 25, 2021

By Joe Minicozzi, includes “… The primary failure of GASB (in my book) is the total failure to account for infrastructure as a liability. To GASB, roads are assets. Which makes some sense, if you are an entity with roots — as in the case with GASB — in the culture of bond brokers. … But for us citizens, infrastructure is our ongoing liability. … Using standards that only look at roads as “assets” and not as ‘liabilities’ hides their true cost. … The replacement costs of the first lifecycle of the expanses of infrastructure from 50 years ago have come due. …”

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