Analysis: Trump's plan for increased spending on infrastructure

President Trump addresses a joint session of Congress
President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.
Jim Lo Scalzo | Pool image via AP

During President Trump's first speech to Congress he called for massive increases in spending on infrastructure, looking to legislators to fund roughly $1 trillion in investment.

Last week, he even invoked the name of another Republican President, Eisenhower, saying, he "initiated the last truly great national infrastructure program: the building of the interstate highway system" and that "the time has come for a new program of national rebuilding."

But what will that rebuilding look like? Where will the $1 trillion dollars come from?

MPR News host Kerri Miller spoke with two transportation experts to deconstruct President Trump's infrastructure plan.

To hear the full discussion use the audio player above.


Barry LePatner, the author of "Too Big to Fall: America's Failing Infrastructure and the Way Forward."

David Levinson, the chair for transportation studies at the University of Minnesota.

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