What Trump, Clinton and Voters Agreed On: Better Infrastructure

At the end of a stunning and divisive election that left many Americans feeling farther apart than ever, there was perhaps one area of common ground: infrastructure. In a triumphant victory speech early Wednesday, Donald J. Trump cited the issue as a top priority for his administration. “We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals,” Mr. Trump said. “We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none.” The sentiment was echoed across the country on Election Day as voters supported dozens of local ballot measures intended to improve public transportation. In Los Angeles, Seattle and Atlanta, voters were poised to approve spending billions of dollars on buses, rail lines and other projects. During the presidential election, Mr. Trump pledged to spend nearly $1 trillion on infrastructure, seeking to outshine Hillary Clinton on an issue that is a growing concern for many Americans.

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