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President Donald Trump’s team has compiled a list of about 50 infrastructure projects nationwide, totaling at least $137.5 billion, as the new White House tries to determine its investment priorities, according to documents obtained by McClatchy’s Kansas City Star and The News Tribune.
Among the projects listed is a $10 billion proposal to replace the nation’s radar-based air traffic control system with one called NextGen, based on satellites. The document projects the project could create 2,300 direct jobs.
The letter said the vetting would be done by a bipartisan infrastructure commission overseeing investments. “The initial spend on these projects for 2017 is expected to be $150 billion, and the transition team hopes that this type of project will be continued over the next 2 years,” according to the letter.
An $18 billion high-speed rail system, built by a Japanese company, could transform transportation in the Lone Star State.
originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: watchitburn
Wow, Trump is on fire.
I would like to hear from liberals how this is a bad thing?
Putting America first and getting our priorities straight.
Why did it take so long to find someone to do the Presidency right?
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: Metallicus
So now you're fine with government spending and increased taxation to cover that spending?
It's great that he's looking into starting to fix some of that stuff, but it's not free. I'm not a fan of spending without having a way to pay for it.
originally posted by: Nyiah
This isn't the infrastructure upgrades I was expecting at all. I figured upgrading the power grid was a total no-brainer and would be one of the first things to tackle, but I guess not.