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Most infrastructure spending comes directly from state and local governments, which recently spent $162 billion on projects in 2017, excluding federal transfers.
The proportion of bridges rated as poor decreased from 9.4% in 2012 to 7.6% in 2018.
Rural interstates and minor roads are improving as well, though to a lesser extent.
Two-thirds of train tunnels and nearly one-third of train control systems and elevated structures were rated as poor or substandard as of last count.
In 1982, annual delays averaged 18 hours.
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