On May 5, 2020, The New England Council sent a letter to each member of the New England Congressional delegation outlining regional infrastructure investment priorities. As Congress considers major federal infrastructure investments as a means to reinvigorate the economy in light of the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Council urged the region’s Senators and Representatives to take a broad view of infrastructure, including not just traditional transportation infrastructure, but also investments in technology, as well as educational, research, and healthcare facilities.
In the letter, the Council highlighted a set of broad regional priorities ranging from upgrading roads, bridges, railways, airports and ports; to modernizing schools and hospitals; to investing in broadband and energy infrastructure. The letter was based on extensive feedback from NEC members in all six New England states representing an array of industries.
For more information on this letter or on any of the Council’s work on Transportation & Infrastructure issues, please contact Peter Phipps.
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