12 Feb '18, 5pm

Trump's infrastructure plan: Red State roadbuilders can party like it's 1959

Trump's infrastructure plan: Red State roadbuilders can party like it's 1959

This is a first draft and will be updated as more information and opinion becomes available. It is no surprise that Donald Trump's infrastructure plan would favor rural areas over cities; his tax plan disproportionately hit blue states too. He calls it a $1.5 trillion plan, but most of that is going to be raised with state and private partners, and the government would put up $ 200 billion. There is $50 billion for rural highways, but when it comes to big expensive projects like the Gateway Tunnel to Manhattan, the Feds will only contribute if the State can find 80 or 90 percent through tolls or taxes. As Curbed notes, Because the plan shifts the financial burden from the federal government onto states and localities, relying on incentives to spur private investment, major projects will struggle to find funding....“With the proposal they made, it’s hard to see how you coul...

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