Roads, pipes, tunnels, wires, rails, bridges: you name it, someone’s got a study claiming it’s heading for total meltdown. But the fact is we haven’t kept the nation’s crucial circulatory systems in top shape, deferring maintenance and patching up the old stuff again and again. We live with increasing electric grid failures, overwhelmed air traffic control, and the occasional bridge collapse. But we want smooth highways and gleaming, high-speed transport systems. Count the potholes, review the facts, and see what the choices are if we’re going to fix America.