During the run up to November’s General Election, Donald Trump promised to generate $1 trillion for infrastructure investment to fix the nation’s roads, bridges, airports and railways.
While administration officials have indicated they expect President Trump to offer details this spring, a proposal by two of Trump’s financial advisers circulated just after the election calls for using $137 billion in tax credits to generate $1 trillion in private investment in infrastructure projects over 10 years, according to an Associated Press report.
The report last week states that Senate Democrats offered a plan to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years, challenging President Trump to join them. Democrats, who estimate their plan would create 15 million jobs, say their plan includes $210 billion to repair aging roads and bridges and another $200 billion for a “vital infrastructure fund” to pay for a variety of transportation projects of national significance. Besides transportation, the plan includes money for expanding broadband access in rural areas, water treatment and sewer construction, veterans’ hospitals and schools.
This got us to thinking: What infrastructure projects need to be built or upgraded here?
Our bridges, railroads, roads, viaducts — what do our readers think are this area’s greatest needs?
Send your recommendations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll talk to experts, write stories on the projects and give their cost estimates.