Unformatted text preview: it is my goal and the goal of many of my colleagues to create jobs and stimulate
the economy. Investing in infrastructure is one of the most sound policy choices to meet this non-partisan objective.
Studies estimate that for every $1 billion in infrastructure spending, 18,000 jobs will be created . [Infrastructure investments not only create jobs, but prepare our country for future global competition. Throughout the world,
countries are investing in rails, roads, and air travel. It is important that our country is, at the very least, keeping up
with the progress of other nations. During the past 50 years, the United States has invested nearly $1.3 trillion in our highways and over
$484 billion in our aviation infrastructure. In contrast, rail investment has received only $67 billion over the past 31 years. We
have directed significantly less funding to rail, despite the fact that some regions could benefit greatly from this
investment.} HSR boosts economy - jobs
Durbin, assistant majority leader of the senate, September 21, 2011
(Richard, official website of Dick Durbin, http://durbin.senate.gov/public/index.c...
View Full Document