The Obama administration is encouraging the congress to invest in “shovel ready” infrastructure projects as a means to spur economic recovery and put people to work.
For many environmentalists, the idea of infrastructure makes them nervous when it means more roads, bridges, and airports. When infrastructure means high speed rail or other mass transit, environmentally friendly investment, environmentalists often sing a different tune.
Infrastructure, for most people, is not a very sexy subject to think about or to invest in. It’s something where the expression “out of sight, out of mind” is spot on! And unless you’re a mole, nothing is more out of sight that things underground.