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Renewing America

Renewing America

Slate: Requiem for a Train

Author: Will Oremus

Will Oremus discusses the failure of the U.S. high-speed rail system to materialize, despite Obama's commitment in 2010 to spend $8 billion in fiscal stimulus on transportation infrastructure.

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This Report, the fifth in an annual series coproduced by the Urban Land Institute and Ernst & Young, looks at infrastructure activities across six continents, paying particular attention to emerging markets in the United States. The report outlines infrastructure policy, looks at future trends in infrastructure investment and recommends strategies to facilitate growth.

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Rand Report: Infrastructure, Safety, and Environment (PDF)

RAND looks at the cost-benefit analysis of attempting to scan 100% of containers coming through U.S. ports. 100 percent scanning is cost-effective only if the attack damages or likelihood of an attack are quite high. Furthermore, unless scanning technologies improve significantly, additional land and labor transaction costs could render adoption infeasible.

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