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Infrastructure Week

May 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Introduced on April 30, the $2 trillion conceptual plan is likely to be dismissed by Congressional Republicans wary of increasing taxes and adding to the deficit, according to an extensive article by The Hill published three days later.
The Hill
April 30, 2019, 12pm PDT
Details about what the federal infrastructure plan would spend money, or where it would get the money to spend, have yet to be revealed.
The New York Times
July 31, 2017, 9am PDT
President Trump's proposed infrastructure plans intends to shift ownership of much of America's infrastructure into private hands. Rebecca Burns argues that this approach will benefit the country's richest at the expense of the rest of the country.
In These Times
June 13, 2017, 10am PDT
The president spent Infrastructure Week touting a $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan that has yet to materialize, unlike the elimination of an essential grant program in his 2018 budget that will be detrimental to over 50 transit projects.
The Washington Post
June 11, 2017, 7am PDT
President Trump made a compelling case for reducing the length of time needed to construct major infrastructure projects to justify the creation of a new White House council to streamline permitting. Only one problem: it already exists.
U.S. News & World Report
June 7, 2017, 1pm PDT
Infrastructure Week 2017 kicked-off Monday with the announcement that the president plans to privatize air traffic control. It won't be the first attempt at modernizing the antiquated system. Additional events planned Wednesday through Friday.
Vox
May 21, 2017, 11am PDT
On the cusp of a new infrastructure proposal from the White House, how has federal spending changed over the last 70 years? What will it take to reach historical averages?
Eno Transportation Weekly
May 24, 2016, 2pm PDT
The cause of infrastructure should be easy for people, and planners, to rally behind. But infrastructure's cause, like so many other political issues, invites conflicts of interest.
Streetsblog USA
May 13, 2015, 11am PDT
In commemoration of Infrastructure Week, Bookings provides a three-step program to changing the direction on America's bad habits when it comes to infrastructure investment.
Brookings Institution