Which of Trump’s infrastructure promises is the most expensive?
Posted On July 10, 2021
Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan will cost taxpayers an estimated $1.5 trillion over 10 years, according to an analysis by the Brookings Institution.
The White House did not provide details about the total cost of the plan.
The cost could balloon to more than $3 trillion over 20 years, the study found.
Trump’s proposal would build 1.5 million miles of highways and bridges and build nearly 7,000 miles of subway lines.
It would cost about $1,700 per person to live in the region.
The report does not include a number for the cost of housing, and Trump has not provided specifics on how much of that cost would come from federal funding or federal assistance.
As part of his plan, Trump wants to add at least 500,000 new construction jobs over the next decade.
Trump has called for the construction of 1 million miles, or 1,000 construction jobs per month, by the end of his first term.
He has said the new jobs would be done in the first year and would include construction of bridges, tunnels and highways.