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Potholes Gape as Funds Fade

Hamtramck, a city of 20,000 largely ringed by Detroit that has asked the state to let it file for bankruptcy protection, doesn’t have enough spare cash to repave a single street, according to Mayor Karen Majewski.

January 25, 2011

Hamtramck, a city of 20,000 largely ringed by Detroit that has asked the state to let it file for bankruptcy protection, doesn’t have enough spare cash to repave a single street, according to Mayor Karen Majewski.

“There is no money for fixing anything,” Majewski said. “Finding money to fix roads, it’s just impossibility.”

The U.S. transportation network for cars and trucks may be the next victim of the fiscal crisis sweeping the country.

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--BusinessWeek

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