Infrastructure
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US No Longer Can Accept Crumbling Infrastructure, Trump Says

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Americans no longer can live with crumbling locks, dams, roads and bridges, President Donald Trump said June 8, and he outlined a plan to leverage $1 trillion in investment in U.S. infrastructure.

Mark Niquette and Shannon Pettypiece | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2017
Government

Trump's Actual Infrastructure Plan to Be Unveiled Before Autumn, Secretary Chao Says

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WASHINGTON — Legislation that would reflect President Donald Trump’s vision for repairing and modernizing the country’s transportation network will likely be unveiled sometime between July and September, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said June 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 7, 2017
Government

Trump to Outline Infrastructure Plan That Includes Rural Funding

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President Donald Trump will outline his vision on June 7 for an infrastructure plan that includes federal grants to rural areas as well as to states and localities to create additional funding for projects, according to a preview of the speech provided by the White House.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
June 7, 2017
Government

Is Trump's Private-Investment Push Enough to Fix Infrastructure?

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's trip to Cincinnati on June 7 to highlight the nation's infrastructure needs echoes President Barack Obama's 2011 visit to the city's Brent Spence Bridge.

Jessica Wehrman | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
June 7, 2017

Goldman Sachs CEO Calls for Bigger US Infrastructure Push

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Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., urged the United States to spend more on infrastructure to keep from falling further behind other industrialized nations, joining similar calls from JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon.

Steve Dickson | Bloomberg News
June 6, 2017
Government

Rest of the World Already Builds Infrastructure the Way Trump Envisions

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Tapping private money to rebuild America’s decrepit infrastructure, the linchpin of President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion vision, would be a no-brainer in large parts of the world.

Matthew Campbell and Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
June 6, 2017
Government

Trump to Kick Off Infrastructure Drive With Air-Traffic Proposal

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President Donald Trump will send Congress a proposal to hand over control of the U.S. air-traffic control system to a nonprofit corporation, part of a weeklong push for his infrastructure plan, said Gary Cohn, the White House's chief economic adviser.

Mark Niquette and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2017
Government

Trump ‘Self-Help’ Infrastructure Plan Irks State, Local Leaders

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Mayors and state lawmakers from both parties are blasting President Donald Trump’s proposed transportation budget and $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, saying his plans would cut federal funding for critical projects and leave them holding the bill.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
June 1, 2017
Government

Analysis: The US Has Forgotten How to Do Infrastructure

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The nation once built things fast and cheaply. Now experts are puzzled why costs are higher and projects take longer than in other countries.

Noah Smith | Bloomberg News
May 31, 2017

House Unlikely to Pass Fuel-Tax Hike to Fund Infrastructure, Graves Says

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WASHINGTON — The leader of the Highways and Transit Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives is not so certain his colleagues will go for a raise in fuel taxes to back a multiyear infrastructure funding plan this year, despite assurances from senior transportation leaders on Capitol Hill suggesting otherwise.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2017

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