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May 13, 2009

U.S. needs 'Marshall Plan' for infrastructure: Hudnut

Journal Staff Reporter

Here is the future envisioned by William Hudnut of the Urban Land Institute: The United States would be laced with high-speed rail lines, private companies would be invited to fund major road projects, drivers would all pay user fees and tolls, and a national bank divorced from pork-barrel politics would help buy new infrastructure.

Hudnut, a former four-term mayor of Indianapolis, is ULI's senior fellow emeritus. He spoke yesterday at a ULI breakfast forum in Seattle on infrastructure funding.

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