The power of infrastructure to make life better

Last week the Wall Street Journal ran a story that’s must reading for every politician and transportation official. Titled: How a New Runway At O’Hare Makes Travel Easier for All, the story details how a new runway at the country’s second busiest airport has improved on time arrivals by 27 percent.

The article also goes into why it took 10 years to get approval for a project that only took three years to build and it also details the struggles other big cities have faced in modernizing their airports.  The key quote from a frequent flier who has now experienced 36 on-time arrivals out of 37 flights:

“Those are tax dollars I like to spend.”