Trump’s Infrastructure “Priority List” Reveals Jobs Projection

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A project list recently emerged that prioritizes Trump’s infrastructure plans and shows massive job creation over the span of a decade.

The document titled “Priority List: Emergency and National Security Projects” surfaced last week, and is yet another indication that Trump plans to deliver on his promise to create more jobs.

Trump’s team has compiled a list of about 50 infrastructure projects nationwide, totaling $137.5 billion and is projected to employ approximately 24,000 American workers for 10 years.

The “Priority List” reportedly does not include expenditures such as the wall bordering Mexico and the Dakota Access Pipeline, though it does contain a few other gems worth disclosing.

Trump has allotted nearly $21.2 billion of the $137.5 billion in costs just on energy projects, of which $16.7 billion of that $21.2 (almost 80%) will be spent on renewable energy projects like wind farms, which are slated to generate nearly 13,000 “job years” (Note: the document lists a job year as one job held for one year), says the report.

The priority list of “Emergency & National Security Projects” also features a breakdown of other key infrastructure priorities as reported by Forbes:



Railroad infrastructure including public transportation accounts for 44% of the total project costs. The Second Avenue subway expansion in New York City is deemed the most expensive rail project on the list at $14.2 billion. Reconstruction costs for the Brent Spence Bridge and other “high risk” structures, bridges, dams, and interstates (i.e., I-95 in North Carolina and I-395 in Florida) are also factored into cost about 15% of the total.

He even plans to expand a few major airports, like Kansas City and Seattle, and replace outdated radar-based air traffic control systems with satellite-based ones to “increase air traffic by 50%, shorten flight times, and reduce fuel costs,” all of which account for about 10% of the $140 billion total.




Trump’s prioritized infrastructure projects are estimated to create nearly 240,000 total job-years, or the equivalent of 24,000 jobs over a 10-year period. The illustration above shows that rail infrastructure projects account for more than half of jobs created.

H/T: Forbes

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