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The incoming Trump administration campaigned on a major infrastructure program that would include funding for roads, bridges, waterways, rail, airports and more. Don Schaefer, exec VP of the Midwest Truckers Assoc. says gridlock in congress has prevented a lot of infrastructure work and is hopeful that we will finally see a major bill passed.

A trillion dollars over ten years could provide a huge boost to spending in Illinois.

Don Schaefer of the Midwest Truckers Assoc. An infrastructure program would boost the economy with immediate job creation for construction, and the benefits of improved and expanded road, rail, water and air transportation would have big economic benefits for decades. The big question yet to be answered is the mechanism to raise the funds for infrastructure. 

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