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Updated Analysis Reveals That the Cost of Delay in Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure Has Grown to Nearly $3.9 Trillion
(Common Good 5/15/2018) Common Good today released an update of its 2015 report “Two Years, Not Ten Years” revealing that the cost of delay in rebuilding America’s infrastructure has grown in five years from about $3.7 trillion to nearly $3.9 trillion
(Common Good, 4/11/2018) The White House released on Tuesday a Fact Sheet announcing that Federal agencies are signing a One Federal Decision Memorandum of Understanding, establishing a coordinated and timely process for environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects.
(The Atlantic 03/29/2018) If recent history is a guide, President Trump won’t be getting much infrastructure money from Congress anytime soon.
Common Good Estimates the Cost of a One-Year Delay of the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project at $1.6 Billion and 366,000 Tons of CO2
(Common Good, 03/12/2018) Common Good, the nonpartisan reform coalition, today released its estimate of the cost of a one-year delay in construction of the Gateway Rail Tunnel Project under the Hudson River.
(Staten Island Advocate, 02/15/2018) The Bayonne Bridge has recently found itself at the center of President Donald Trump’s push for infrastructure reform.
(Common Good, 02/14/2018) Philip K. Howard, Chair of the nonpartisan reform coalition Common Good and a leading champion of streamlining infrastructure permitting, issued the following statement today on the “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America” – issued February 12th by the White House:
(The New York Post, 01/31/2018) President Trump this week reiterated his commitment to “rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.” He called upon Congress to enact a law that “generates at least $1.5 trillion” and also to “streamline the permitting and approval process — getting it down to no more than two years, and perhaps even one.”
(CNN Money, 01/30/18) President Trump is expected to use his State of the Union address Tuesday to announce his long-awaited plan for investing in America’s infrastructure.
(The Guardian 01/30/18) Bridges and roads crumble. Capitol Hill is in stasis. As Trump prepares to announce an infrastructure plan in his state of the union address, can no one agree on anything?
(American Journal of Transportation, 01/29/18) Mused Common Good chair Philip Howard, in a telephone interview. “All these people go clashing headlong, without any order and without any clears lines of authority to make decisions. You get a lot of heat and noise and no action.”
(House Committee on Natural Resources, 11/29/17) Chairman Bishop, Ranking Member Grijalva, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for inviting me to testify before the Committee today about the need to modernize environmental review.
(The New York Times, 11/18/17) President Trump says he is frustrated with the slow pace of major construction projects like highways, ports and pipelines. Last summer, he pledged to use the power of the presidency to jump start building when it became bogged down in administrative delays.