Fixing America’s failing infrastructure won’t be easy, despite Trump’s pledge

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/04/donald-trump-infrastructure-plan-roads-highway-trust-fund

A quick look at how infrastructure financing works show that the current predicament won’t be a quick fix, even as president promises big investmentInfrastructure is finally in. Washington’s politicians may struggle through the capital’s terrible traffic to an inbox of complaints about crumbling roads, dams, airports from their constituents, but the political will to do anything has been bogged down by arguments about how to pay for it. Until now, potentially. Donald Trump campaigned on a pledge to rebuild America’s failing backbone and he doubled down on that pledge last week. This week he’ll be offered another chance to push for investment when the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) release its latest report on the state of America’s infrastructure. It’s expected to be bad. Continue reading…

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