What Biden's Infrastructure Plan Means For San Diego
President Joe Biden unveiled his $2 trillion infrastructure plan last week, aiming to boost the economy as it emerges from the pandemic recession.
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The plan is being pitched not just as a stimulus package but also an opportunity to invest in sustainable transportation, with hundreds of billions of dollars dedicated to public transit, intercity rail and electric vehicles. Biden also proposes spending heavily on roads and bridges, but would prioritize repairing them before widening them to accommodate more traffic.
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Those goals closely align with the vision put forward by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) as it crafts its next long term transportation plan.
SANDAG Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata joined KPBS Midday Edition to discuss what San Diego County might gain if Biden's infrastructure plan is approved.