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Top 100 Infrastructure Projects worth $465 billion

From the Journal of Commerce, a list of the Top 100 Infrastructure Projects. There is some obvious good news, if any of the rail projects are ever constructed. There is a lamentable over-indulgence and pandering to highway and trucking interests. The entire story in the Journal of Commerce is worth a good long hard look.

High speed rail networks in California and the Northeast topped the list, in terms of value, with price tags of $45 billion and $32 billion. Those rail projects would create more than a million jobs.

At $30 billion, the expansion of I-69 in Texas, a plan formerly called the “Trans-Texas Corridor,” tops the list of surface transportation projects. It would create 600,000 jobs, says CG/LA.

Altogether, the 100 projects would create the equivalent of 10 million full-time jobs over the next five years.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, Regional USA Passenger Rail, United States High Speed Rail

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