Important infrastructure work takes time to get up and running:

09/27/2011 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

Some say President Barack Obama's proposed upfront investment of $50 billion for improved highways, transit systems, railways and aviation will jump-start job creation, but transportation experts argue that infrastructure improvements might not make much of a splash in the short term because financial and regulatory uncertainty means there are not many big jobs that are shovel-ready. "It's very hard to plan when the federal highway bill is on extensions," said Andrew Herrmann, incoming president of the ASCE.

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