President-elect Barack Obama is pledging to make massive public investments in the nation's infrastructure, a plan that harkens back to the Eisenhower-era creation of the interstate highway system. It's a program meant to jump-start the economy, deal with the leaking job market, and fix our crumbling infrastructure at the same time.
The "jobs" part of this is clearly on the minds of Connecticut officials, as they try and figure out ways to stop job losses that might not ever come back to the state.
Check out Heather Brandon's Urban Compass blog, for more on infrastructue - including rail - that could be included in such "big picture" plans.
This week, we want to talk about how these plans might benefit Connecticut...what ideas do you have? How could our state capitalize on federal infrastructure funding? I'd love to read your comments - they'll help us build our conversation.