Domino’s ‘Paving for Pizza’ Stunt Fills Potholes in American Cities - Eater
#privatisation partout : le nid-de-poule Domino, le trottoir Starbuck, les chiottes MacDo ?
Remarque, on a déjà pas mal de ronds-points qui on été payés par le supermarché qui s’est installé à côté et on a des stades et des salles de concert qui portent le nom de boites.
But beneath the surface, the willingness for cities to take this money is an indictment on the state of American infrastructure funding. Several mayors suggested that getting the money to keep streets in good condition was a major challenge, in some cases blaming a lack of funding from states, or the general difficulties of raising enough tax money to keep roads from falling apart.
Mayor Stephen DiNatale of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, says that the state gives his city, which is just outside Boston, around $1.2 million for infrastructure repairs to roads and bridges each year (as well as for the equipment to do that work). That’s enough to pave up to 1.5 miles of road, he says. “The costs are so extraordinary… when you’ve got over 250 miles of road, that [money is] really not going to make it happen,” DiNatale says. “So my motivation is ‘any help we can get’, and certainly, Domino’s has a very helpful and clever approach.”