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Trump’s infrastructure plan is already creating jobs. Well, one job.
by Brianna Gurciullo and Tanya Snyder
WHERE WE’RE GOING, WE DON’T NEED ROADS: In their third report on “highway boondoggles,” the U.S. Public Interest Research Group Education Fund and the Frontier Group claim that money is “wasted” on building new highways and widening current ones. Such spending, one of the report's authors say, has “been proven ineffective at decreasing congestion, pollution and traffic, and instead add[s] strain to already limited budgets, while hurting public health and the environment.”
The report lists the nine “most wasteful” highway projects in the nation, which together could cost $10 billion or more. The writers say that resources should actually be directed toward maintaining infrastructure already in place.