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All Posts Tagged With: "2008 election"

THE DIG
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

THE DIG
Infrastructure on the Ballot: President-Elect Obama looks to infrastructure

President-Elect Barack Obama may spend on highways and bridges to stimulate the U.S. Economy.

Nov 5th, 2008

THE DIG
Infrastructure on the Ballot: In St. Louis, Tax to Fund Transit Fails

Proposition M – the half cent sales tax increase that would have gone to fund St. Louis metro – failed at the polls on Nov. 4, 52 percent to 48 percent. Metro will now have to decide if it will follow-through on its threat to cut transit services, including the Call-A-Ride buses.

Nov 5th, 2008

THE DIG
Infrastructure on the Ballot: In L.A. County, a Tax Increase to Fund Transit

Los Angeles County voters approved a half-cent sales-tax increase, expected to raise as much as $40 billion, for area infrastructure projects.

Nov 5th, 2008

THE DIG
Infrastructure on the Ballot: California Bullet Train Funding

California voters approved $9.95 billion to fund a high-speed train network linking Southern California with the Bay Area.

Nov 5th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
The Stance: Overview: The Infrastructure Stance

America's crumbling infrastructure will pose significant problems for the next president. Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr interviews advisors of both campaigns on how a President McCain or a President Obama would address four major infrastructure issues: roads versus rail; the fraying electrical grid; poor internet service; and whether or not the federal government should invest heavily in infrastructure as part of an economic stimulus package.

Nov 4th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
Radio: The candidates on infrastructure stimulus spending [Election 2008]

The collapse of the I-35W Bridge in Minneapolis in 2007 sparked a debate on how best to rebuild America's decaying infrastructure. Where do the presidential candidates stand? In the last segment of a four part Blueprint America radio series, a report on how the country may be able to reinforce its economy and infrastructure at the same time.

Nov 4th, 2008

BLUEPRINT AMERICA
America in Gridlock: [RADIO] In St. Louis, a cut in bus service on horizon for those that need it most

Blueprint America correspondent Rick Karr travels to St. Louis to visit the people who're likely to suffer the most if transit officials cut service to save the city money.

Nov 1st, 2008

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