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Questions tagged [infrastructure]

Use this tag in reference to the structures and systems that sustain large portions of the population such as highways, bridges, the electrical power grid, etc.

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How come Jokowi Build Far More Roads than Other Previous Presidents? [on hold]

Jokowi followers claim that Jokowi build many more TOL roads than previous presidents. The roads are also build at "fair price" rather than inflated corrupt price. Some people are discussing this. ...
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What could an infrastructure bill look like?

With the incoming congress, a lot of talk has happened that infrastructure is something the republicans and democrats could come together on. What are some key aspects of infrastructure that they ...
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Can infrastructure building be sped up? [closed]

I was watching road construction and it seemed to me like adding more trucks wouldnt help the problem. The trucks were just backed up because only one could work on each lane. Adding more trucks in ...
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Is the Heathrow expansion decision conditional upon private parties finding financing?

The UK House of Commons voted on approving Heathrow expansion, or at least, that's how it is described in the media. At closer scrutiny, however, it looks like the vote is just about a government ...
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Has the UK government stated how Heathrow expansion will be financed?

The UK House of Commons is about to vote on proposed Heathrow expansion today, for which the UK government has reportedly promised No cost to taxpayers. According to an article in the Financial Times,...
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Is there continued movement towards unification of electric power wall socket/plug standards?

As we all know, when traveling abroad we usually have to use electric power socket adapters, since there are several form factors in use in the world, and most are incompatible with each other (i.e. ...
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Why are the most densely populated areas generally underserved by government services?

As an example from Canada - it currently takes years for a person in Vancouver to get a place for their child in a government kindergarten. Likewise it can take years to find a family doctor as they'...
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Why can't London increase the Congestion Charge to the point where congestion is reduced to reasonable levels?

According to the Wiki article about the London Congestion Charge: In 2013, ten years after its implementation in 2003, TfL reported that the congestion charging scheme resulted in a 10% reduction ...
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Why isn't there public pressure to increase the highway speed limits given that most drivers speed on a daily basis?

When driving on a highway with speed limits (which is pretty much every road except for the Autobahn) one can notice that most drivers break the limit by at least 5-10 km/h. Where the speed limit is ...
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How people are supposed to commute from home to work and do errands under the libertarian system?

According to the libertarian ideology everything should be private, including the street that passes in front of your house. Most houses I know have access to only one street, thus most people would ...
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Who were these people during the US President's press conference on infrastructure the other day?

Here is an image of them I took at the press conference on Tuesday
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Do more roads lead to fewer traffic jams?

In Dutch politics, the right-ish parties are in favour of more roads, whereas the left-ish parties are against more roads. Although I'm more left-oriented, I disagree with their reasoning. They want ...
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How do leaders cross the language barrier during phone calls?

Recently, the American president spoke on the phone with leaders from around the world. Some are from English-speaking countries, but many are not, including Vladimir Putin. For such important and ...
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Liability cap on car accident damages on public roads [closed]

The scenario is this: a lower income person in an inexpensive automobile crashes into and totals a $200,000 Ferrari. The lower income person is at fault and doesn't have insurance and thus is ...
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Is cycling or support for cycling infrastructure correlated with other political views?

I have cycled a lot in Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Canada, and the UK, and I have also cycled in Belgium, France, Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and the USA. The quality and quantity of ...
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Has any of the presidential candidates ever mentioned fixing our aging infrastructure?

There's no denying, these recent historic floods we've been having in the past couple of years have only shown how our aging infrastructure needs to be fixed. No proper drainage systems, our roads are ...
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What is meant when people say that “infrastructure is crumbling”?

Lots of people say that the US infrastructure is crumbling. In my area (PA) the local townships handle this, which got me wondering: What are people referring to when they say "the infrastructure is ...
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Do the lowest population US states directly receive funding from other states?

I was told states like Montana with high infrastructure costs relative to population receive funds from states like New York. Is there a state-to-state funding system like this in place? If so, which ...
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Without government, who would build the roads?

In an Anarcho-capitalist society, where there is no government, who would build the roads?
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Where does one connect with government departments world-over to suggest world-changing ideas?

I am aware that you can mail departments through the Whitehouse site. I am concerned with posing philanthropic ideas to political bodies. What is the best way to reach the relevant people that can ...
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In the US, are there any groups proposing unsubsidised infrastructure?

One objection that appears to be made in the U.S. against rail travel is the reliance on government-paid subsidies. Considering that the interstate highway system costs an estimated $425 billion, and ...
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Why would a state reject federal funding for infrastructure?

The government of Florida rejected federal funding for high-speed rail. The same is true for Ohio and Wisconsin. I can't wrap my mind around this — if someone else is paying, why reject basic ...
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Are there any proposals for a significant electrification of US railroads?

Most of the railroads in the United States are not electrified. I can't find figures right now, but I don't think it's much. In the past decade, fuel prices have risen, Amtrak ridership has increased ...
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What is the status of the proposed extension of passenger railroads in the US?

From a European perspective, I have the impression that in most of the USA, intercity passenger rail travel is mestly a touristic endeavour, and not used for "ordinary" intercity travel as it is in ...