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  • Corps receives 466 comments on what to do with the aging Lock and Dam The Augusta Chronicle ...lock and dam), and our desire not to delay" the Savannah project. Davis noted the original purpose of the lock and dam was for commercial navigation on the river. "It is because of this original intent that Augusta further advocates for repair of the lock in order to maintain the pool for navigation upstream downstream, water supply, manufacturing operations and recreational use, and other activities," Davis wrote. Concerning the fish passage, however, "Augusta remains...
  • EDITORIAL: Build infrastructure News and Record (Greensboro, N.C.) The White House says that money was to be spent on wasteful projects. Private companies invest in public infrastructure to make a profit. His tax-reform proposal was contained on a single sheet of paper, again leaving the nitty-gritty to Congress -- an invitation to inaction.
  • St. Anthony Falls, birthplace of a city, could deliver new visions of an urban river Star Tribune Anthony locks were closed to protect Minnesota's northern lakes and rivers from the spread of Asian carp. Anthony and Ford Dams generate hydropower for Xcel Energy. Anthony and Ford dams altogether, restoring the river's natural wild ride through a gorge that drops 110 feet to the Minnesota River.
  • Is Trump's private-investment push enough to fix infrastructure? The Columbus Dispatch No." Runyan said that while privatization has worked in some cases -- he called Gov. John Kasich's turnpike bond leveraging relatively successful -- there's simply no way it can be done on many city roads and rural highways. Drinking water needs in Ohio will cost an estimated $12.2 billion, and wastewater needs total $14.58 billion.
  • Trump's Plan To Privatize Infrastructure Won't Rebuild America The Huffington Post The economy doesn’t really get a true stimulus, because the tax credits simply go toward making projects that companies were already willing to do more profitable for those companies. For instance, a private company is not going to take on the challenge of removing lead pipes in Flint, Michigan, or countless other cities across America. Americans are sick and tired of broken promises.
  • President Donald Trump in Cincy: Improve roads, waterways across U.S. Dayton Daily News Even so, she said she would need to see more details of Trump's plan. "We do have to look at ways to fund it. He said $200 billion in federal funding is a starting point, but not enough. A large American flag was draped over the barge tugboat before he spoke.
  • Trump infrastructure push faces cold shoulder from Congress The Today File WASHINGTON (AP) — Repairing the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges was supposed to be an area ripe for bipartisan compromise between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump. Democrats’ preferred method is to simply add $1 trillion to the deficit to pay for a range of infrastructure needs. Democrats drew up their own $1 trillion infrastructure blueprint in January, which they claimed would create 15 million jobs over 10 years, and submitted it to the White House.
  • Is Donald Trump really bringing a $1 trillion infrastructure plan to Ohio? The Columbus Dispatch No." Runyan said while privatization has worked in some cases -- he called Gov. John Kasich's turnpike bond leveraging relatively successful -- but added there's simply no way that can be done on many of the city roads and rural highways that have unmet needs. Drinking water needs in Ohio are an estimated $12.2 billion, and wastewater needs total $14.58 billion.
  • Trump to tout plan in Ohio visit The Joplin Globe Trump held a post-election rally in Cincinnati Dec. 1. Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com.
  • Trump to push for rebuilding roads and bridges The Today File Job growth has slowed in recent months instead of accelerating as the president predicted. Trump has said he has tax legislation moving through Congress but his effort has been stalled and no bill has been written. It also would drastically shorten project approval times.