Fool me once, so the saying goes, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. If the time has come to reinvest, then voters and taxpayers should insist on a new deal: First, require that adequate funds are dedicated to infrastructure maintenance and upgrading so that decades hence our children are not confronted with the same crisis. Second, insist that our infrastructure is designed, constructed, and managed to provide reliable service and to be quickly repaired when failures occur. Finally, rebuild with an eye on the future by incorporating new information technology and data communications throughout the Baltimore region. We know how, but it will take leadership.