TechCrunch Op-Ed: Gig Workers With Smartphones Can Help Set Infrastructure Priorities

TechCrunch Op-Ed: Gig Workers With Smartphones Can Help Set Infrastructure Priorities

In a TechCrunch op-ed, Premise CEO Maury Blackman offers a solution to prioritize rebuilding America’s infrastructure 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has promised to hold a vote on the Bipartisan infrastructure bill by Sept. 27. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2021 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, there are over 4 million miles of public roads, 617,000 bridges, 91,000 dams, and 140,000 rail miles in the U.S. These are massive statistics.

Premise CEO Maury Blackman recently wrote in an op-ed for TechCrunch urging federal, state, and local governments to consider the effective and inexpensive power of our smartphones and the gig economy and leverage them to set priorities on building and maintaining American infrastructure. 

Maury believes the solution is in plain sight. Using Premise’s gig-worker-enabled smartphone technology will not only help our federal, state, and local governments set priorities quickly; it will also allow thousands of everyday Americans to be part of the rebuilding process. This has the added benefit of democratizing the job of fixing our infrastructure and creating a grassroots movement of people using their smartphones to help rebuild and repair U.S. infrastructure for the current and future generations.

Read the Op-ed here.

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