President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail last year to launch a $1 trillion program to regenerate the country’s infrastructure. Few dispute the need for a major investment: The Flint water crisis, a 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse and the 2003 Northeast blackout show the dangers of neglecting infrastructure. But there are questions about Trump’s approach, which would rely heavily on tax benefits for private investors who help finance projects. This method appeals to his fellow Republicans who control Congress. But many experts and Democratic lawmakers say federal money is needed as well.read full report
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The deadly 2007 collapse of a bridge during rush hour in Minneapolis highlighted the country’s infrastructure problems. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)