I don’t have time to do a lot of reading, analysis, and commenting on what this means for Columbus and Ohio yet, but I wanted to get this post up so our readers can stay up-to-date. If you need some opinions, Streetsblog is doing a great job covering the story.
…Modernize Roads, Bridges, Transit and Waterways: To build a 21st century economy, we must engage contractors across the nation to create jobs rebuilding our crumbling roads, and bridges, modernize public buildings, and put people to work cleaning our air, water and land.
· $30 billion for highway construction;
· $31 billion to modernize federal and other public infrastructure with investments that lead to long term energy cost savings;
· $19 billion for clean water, flood control, and environmental restoration investments;
· $10 billion for transit and rail to reduce traffic congestion and gas consumption.