Improving Infrastructure, a Policy and Political Priority

By August 21, 2008Infrastructure

From the Alliance for Improving America’s Infrastructure:

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the Democrat and Republican Conventions get underway, the Alliance for Improving America’s Infrastructure is calling on Senators Barack Obama and John McCain as well as Members of Congress to support a new economic stimulus package to provide funding for the country’s crumbling highways, bridges and transportation systems, potentially creating 750,000 jobs throughout the country within 90 days.

“Finding solutions to America’s crumbling infrastructure is an issue that Senators Obama and McCain and Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle should embrace,” said National Association of Manufacturers President John Engler. “There are 18 billion dollars in infrastructure projects
across the nation that are ready to go – not ‘roads to nowhere,’ but projects that have been studied at length and validated beyond question. We must join together to find solutions to this crisis – and creating jobs by funding the 3,000 highway and transportation projects that are ready to begin immediately is a good place to start.”

The Alliance’s website is

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