The president continues to highlight the need for significant investments in infrastructure that will modernize our eroding transportation system, create jobs and boost the economy. Talking about top-line numbers – like $1 trillion – may feel aspirational, but high-profile speeches at themed events aren’t enough.
The types of investments that will create good jobs and leave a lasting impact for working people, communities and businesses will require a serious federal funding strategy and the right policies. The details of an infrastructure package matter, and right now, many of the proposals we’ve seen don’t get us to where we need to be.
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