The Foreign Desk

Explainer 102: Why is US infrastructure in such a mess?

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14 February 2018

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Donald Trump announced this week he wants Congress to authorise $200bn (€161bn) to spend on roads, highways, ports and airports. New York bureau chief Ed Stocker asks how US infrastructure got into this mess and if president Trump’s plans are really going to solve the problem.

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14 February 2018

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