WASHINGTON - Without significant federal funding and private investments, the nation's crumbling transportation infrastructure will continue to deteriorate, both Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and a new report on infrastructure investments stated yesterday.

Speaking at the Economic Policy Institute's forum on "Investing in U.S. Infrastructure" here, Rendell pointed to the need for an increase of public-private partnerships and federal funding for transportation infrastructure, which he said would boost the economy by providing more jobs.

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