The Obama administration's plan to invest $50 billion in roads, rails and airports has been deemed good policy by many. The proposal is being billed as a down payment on a six-year authorization bill for highways. However, some wonder whether the proposal goes far enough and advocate that more spending be directed to rail infrastructure. With the election looming, the proposal faces an uphill battle in Congress and will likely have to wait until next year, according to some pundits.

Related Summaries