Echoing Common Good, the President announced in his State of the Union that any infrastructure agreement must “streamline the permitting and approval process – getting it down to no more than two years, and perhaps even one.”
This reference to our recommendations is the latest example of the growing influence of our work on the national stage. CNN recently noted the similarities between our “Two Years, Not Ten Years” report and the President’s proposals and The Guardian featured our work in an in-depth story on the sorry state of America’s infrastructure.
The President asked both parties to “come together to give us the safe, fast, reliable, and modern infrastructure our economy needs and our people deserve.” There is an obvious bipartisan deal to be made. Philip makes the case in today’s New York Post: Democrats should agree to streamline permitting as long as Republicans provide adequate funding.