4 thoughts on “GOP Infrastructure Improvement

  1. Gweilo Joe says:

    The five main projects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (interactive multimedia explanations) South China Morning Post (May 2017) http://multimedia.scmp.com/news/china/article/One-Belt-One-Road/index.html
    See also: ● Yiwu-London railway line https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yiwu-London_railway_line ● Gwadar Port: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gwadar_Port ● Electrification of the Tehran-Mashhad railroad line https://financialtribune.com/articles/domestic-economy/66450/iran-china-team-up-on-new-silk-road-project (“1st cargo train linking NW China’s Yinchuan, Tehran begins operation” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K8bWlI3DBM ) ● Central Asia–China gas pipeline https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Asia%E2%80%93China_gas_pipeline ● The Khorgos Gateway comes to life https://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2017/02/20/khorgos-the-new-silk-roads-central-station-comes-to-life/#39c99c99c22e

  2. Scam alert says:

    “White House Draft Plan to Streamline Federal Permitting for Infrastructure Projects : This proposal outlines how the White House hopes to scale back environmental requirements, shorten federal timelines and limit judicial reviews in order to speed up the approval process for infrastructure projects. Some elements of the White House plan have changed since this document was drafted, including provisions related to the Endangered Species Act.” (Washington Post) http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/national/white-house-draft-plan-to-streamline-federal-permitting-for-infrastructure-projects/2731/ See also “Highway Trust Fund Cuts by State” https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/economy/reports/2018/01/19/445165/highway-trust-fund-cuts-state/

  3. Bait & Switch says:

    “Trump’s Infrastructure Con : America needs a big, bold infrastructure plan. Trump’s proposal is not one.” (US News and World Report) https://www.usnews.com/opinion/thomas-jefferson-street/articles/2018-02-12/donald-trumps-infrastructure-plan-is-a-con
    “Trump would cut more in federal infrastructure spending than he proposes to add, Democrats say” (Washington Post) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2018/02/12/trump-would-cut-more-in-federal-infrastructure-spending-than-he-proposes-to-add-democrats-say/?utm_term=.c280de21a57e

  4. Your tax dollars at work says:

    “The Transportation Department under Secretary Elaine Chao designated a special liaison to help with grant applications and other priorities from her husband Mitch McConnell’s state of Kentucky, paving the way for grants totaling at least $78 million for favored projects as McConnell prepared to campaign for reelection.
    Chao’s aide Todd Inman, who stated in an email to McConnell’s Senate office that Chao had personally asked him to serve as an intermediary, helped advise the senator and local Kentucky officials on grants with special significance for McConnell — including a highway-improvement project in a McConnell political stronghold that had been twice rejected for previous grant applications.” https://www.politico.com/story/2019/06/10/mcconnell-elaine-chao-1358068
    “All 100 senators may have one vote,” McConnell told the Lexington Herald-Leader last year, “but they’re not all equal. Kentucky benefits from having one of its own setting the agenda for the country.”

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