In World’s Most Expensive City for Building, an Attempt to Lower Costs

By Liz Farmer, Governing Magazine; March 7, 2018

Since President Trump released his long-awaited infrastructure proposal last month, much of the focus has been on the relatively small amount of federal funding — $200 billion — that the White House believes will jump-start $1.5 trillion in total investments from state and local governments and the private sector.

Another piece of the puzzle, however, is one that’s not getting as much attention but is just as vital: why building infrastructure costs so much in the U.S.

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