Improving infrastructure could create jobs, recovery

01/14/2010 | Logistics Management (free registration)

More spending on highway, bridge, rail and air projects is crucial to economic recovery, says U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas Donohue. He is urging Congress to reauthorize the federal-aid highway reauthorization bill, which could pump more than $500 billion into the market. There is also $180 billion available in private capital to help depleted infrastructure, according to one study, and that could mean more than 1.5 million jobs over 10 years, Donohue said.

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