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Maddow: Sec. of Transportation LaHood on stimulus, transportation, and Republicans

Senate Republicans: High-speed rail bad, tax cuts good

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.

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  • The arguments being made against infrastructure spending are indeed completely ridiculous, but I do have to say that the quote from the Michigan woman echoed an important point that’s been brought up in Rhode Island recently. There’s money being dumped into a myriad of huge, expensive infrastructure projects that are either poorly planned or simply outdated in concept, which take money away from well planned projects. If there weren’t a shovel ready superhighway planned through the desert in Utah, perhaps Providence would have $40 million to build its streetcars instead of $20 million.

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