A preliminary list of 100 significant North American infrastructure projects identifies $400 billion in projects called critical to long-term economic competitiveness.
Washington-based consultant CG/LA Infrastructure released its list Thursday as a sample of “our best, most strategic projects” in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Highways and bridges, public transit, high-speed rail, improvements to the electric power grid, wind energy, ports and airports and oil and gas pipelines all made the list.
Individual projects include the Chicago region freight rail project known as CREATE, the Miami Port tunnel, Norfolk Southern’s Crescent Corridor, the expansion of the Port of Baltimore’s Seagirt Terminal and a new Detroit River bridge.
“To increase North America’s competitiveness, we are going to have to be much more creative in terms of project selection,” the firm said in a statement.
CG/LA also said project preparation, financing and management must be “fast tracked.”
A final list of just over 50 projects will be released at the North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum in Washington, Sept. 27-29.
--The full North American Infrastructure Projects list.
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