Obama on Cities: The Solution, not the Problem

With all the talk about ethanol, drilling and batteries, other issues like infrastructure, cities and transit tend to get buried. It's nice to see they are on Obama's radar:

"Yes we need to fight poverty; yes, we need to fight crime," Mr. Obama, of Illinois, said in a midday address to the United States Conference of Mayors. "Yes, we need to strengthen our cities. But we also need to stop seeing our cities as the problem and start seeing them as the solution. Because strong cities are the building blocks of strong regions, and strong regions are essential for a strong America."

The New York Times quotes Obama as saying that the federal government should provide aid in building and repairing the roads, rail networks, electrical grids, water systems and telecommunications networks that stitch together metropolitan areas. He promised a $60 billion, 10-year program of infrastructure development. ::New York Times and ::The Where Blog
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