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USA: The Airports Most in Need of Infrastructure Spending

USA: The Airports Most in Need of Infrastructure Spending

Since the onset of his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has pledged to “rebuild our own country.” And he has reserved much of his derision for the current state of infrastructure in the United States on airports, famously comparing them to a “third-world country.”
Yet despite those repeated attacks and a call for Congress to set in motion a $1 trillion infrastructure plan, details of the project remain far from flushed out. One thing that is demonstrably true, however, is that U.S. airports are in need of major investment. The country’s aviation industry received a “D” from the American Society of Civil Engineers in its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card.
“A small number of larger airports experience chronic capacity constraints and delays regularly occur, frequently impacting the entire air transportation system,” read one particularly damning statement in the report.
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