The problem isn't lack of resources but where they are located. For the first time in history urban housing needs have overtaken non-urban housing needs (which may or may not be related to the fact that our economy has changed in the recent decades due to the decline in US manufacturing). In non-major metro areas there's a LOT of vacant homes and apartments. i do agree that transportation infrastructure is in dire need of an overhaul. It's not that there isn't the money to fix it or people willing to take the jobs, but those in positions of power would rather spend it on other things, like the military and 17 benghazi investigations.