Buffalo Reflex: Group of US senators calling for water, sewer improvements
From Buffalo Reflex:
As Congress and the Obama administration craft an economic recovery package, a group of U.S. senators has called for major investment in water and sewer infrastructure projects. In a letter to congressional leadership, U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Robert P. Casey (D-PA), and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) have outlined how federal water and sewer infrastructure investment can create new jobs and economic development while responding to critical public health and safety needs. “No infrastructure priority is more foundational to public health and safety or more basic to a community’s ability to attract new businesses and residents,” the Senators wrote. “Our national economic potential derives from community-level economic growth, and such growth will not occur if we do not address basic water and sewer infrastructure needs.”
Freight traffic on US railroads increased more than 50% from 1990 to 2003.