WOSU: Sen. Sherrod Brown Proposes $75 Billion Package To Repair America’s Bridges

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WOSU: Sen. Sherrod Brown Proposes $75 Billion Package To Repair America’s Bridges

Ohioans across the state rely on roads and bridges on a daily basis, to safely get to work, home, and wherever else they need to travel.

But thousands of those bridges need repairs, which is why Sherrod has always fought like hell for investments in rebuilding our infrastructure.

It’s a reminder that while lawmakers may talk about a massive infrastructure bill or the need to fix our country’s roads, bridges, and water and sewer systems, leaders like Sherrod are actually willing to take meaningful, tangential steps to improve our communities, so Ohioans in both urban and rural communities are traveling and living in safety. Read more:

WOSU: Sen. Sherrod Brown Proposes $75 Billion Package To Repair America’s Bridges

Jeff St. Clair – Jan. 11, 2018

Key points:

  • This week, Senator Brown announced his $75 billion “Bridge Investment Act.”
  • “We know in Ohio, 6,400 bridges need repairs,” Brown said. “We know that some of them are borderline dangerous. We know a lot of those bridges are major structures across major waterways in our cities, and a lot of them are rural bridges in small towns that matter for those communities.”
  • According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Ohio has 2,000 “structurally deficient” bridges.
  • President Trump has claimed he wants to see $1 trillion in infrastructure spending. If passed, the money would go a long way in improving Ohio’s bridges and highways, and water and sewer systems.
  • Brown expressed concern that the GOP’s recent $1.5 trillion tax cut would make it harder to enact an infrastructure package.

Read more here.