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Workingman’s Dead

In Michigan, the unemployment rate is 9.3 percent – almost three times what it was in 2000. Can new green and infrastructure employment opportunities put these people back to work? What is more, are these jobs that they can quickly transition into?

Nov 24th, 2008

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What then must we do?

Nationwide there are more than 550 transit projects valued at $8 billion that are "ready to go" as soon as funding is made available. Countless other infrastructure projects remain stalled throughout the country as the funds are simply not there to begin building. If these projects are to stimulate the economy, as President-elect Obama has said, where will the money to start these projects come from as many states face billion dollar budget shortfalls?

Nov 21st, 2008

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I-35W Bridge Collapse: NTSB stresses connection between bad design and weight

The National Transportation Safety Board hearing into the collapse of the Interstate 35W bridge - NTSB investigators have found the weight of the bridge and construction materials and equipment placed on it forced a poorly-designed and under-sized gusset to fail.

Nov 14th, 2008

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On the Grid

Rick Karr, Blueprint America correspondent, on the best in infrastructure blogging.

Nov 13th, 2008

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Transportation-funding measures, for the most part, approved

Over 70 percent of the major transportation-funding measures on ballots this year were approved. This will inject over $75 billion into 23 transportation systems around the country. Seattle will invest $18 billion to expand its mass-transit system. The Wall Street Journal reports on what could be a major shift in American transportation policy.

Nov 12th, 2008

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Rebuilding the economy with infrastructure spending

To bail out its economy, China recently announced a $586 billion stimulus package in new infrastructure spending. And, as a new President is about to take power, the United States considers a similar move. However, Japan tried the same thing nearly 20 years ago with little success.

Nov 11th, 2008

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Wide Angle: Peruvian Water Supply in Peril

This scenario has been playing out from Congo to the Philippines: mining operations from the developed world move into ore-rich, but impoverished areas of developing countries.

Nov 11th, 2008

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On the Grid

Rick Karr, Blueprint America correspondent, writes about his work so far on the PBS infrastructure project.

Nov 10th, 2008

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The Role of Private Capital in Public Infrastructure Projects

A recent program held by the Manhattan Institute explores the possible roles of private sector finance and management, whether as a complement or as a substitute for traditional government ownership and operation, in building and maintaining infrastructure.

Nov 10th, 2008
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