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Lessons From Past Infrastructure Projects

highway in Columbus
Gabe Rosenberg
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WOSU
The Federal State highway program cut some of Columbus' neighborhoods in half.

This episode originally aired on April 29, 2021.

President Biden unveiled his $2 trillion infrastructure plan in March, declaring it “a once-in-a-generation investment in America.”

The vastness of the package and price tag quickly drew both accolades and objections, as well as comparisons to The New Deal in the 1930s and the federal highway system of the 1960s.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we take a look at how lessons from those once-in-a-generation projects inform policymakers today.

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