During the 84th U.S. Conference of Mayors, the 2015 Menino Survey of Mayors was released. This survey details the most pressing needs and policy of priorities of mayors across the country, with infrastructure ranking at the top of the list for 2015.
The mayor agreed on the need to fix crumbling roads, grow mass transit, etc. The survey notes that aging and underfunded physical infrastructure is the greatest shared challenge facing their cities:
In 2014, infrastructure topped the list of mayoral challenges. In 2015, mayors named their greatest shared challenge - one where they could typically rely on other government partners for help. Continued underinvestment in infrastructure rose to the top, with more than half of mayors naming it in an open-ended question as the greatest shared challenge facing their city. Topping their list of needs, overwhelmingly, is roads.