Think Infrastructure Bills Are Hard, Try Building Stuff (Video)

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From railroads to dams to the national highway system, infrastructure is fundamental to the American story. But today, it seems like it’s getting harder and harder to actually build new stuff. As debate continues over a massive infrastructure bill in Congress, passing legislation that greenlights these projects is only the first step. Getting projects up and running is where the rubber truly meets the road. In this video, we look at five reasons why it’s so difficult to build major infrastructure projects in America.


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