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Trump's $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan prompts questions

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Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - If President Donald Trump needs help in picking projects for his $1.5 trillion infrastructure program, he needs only to ask officials back home in New York.

The president's home state needs billions of dollars for a long-awaited Hudson River rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey that is critical to the entire Northeast Corridor.

Democratic President Barack Obama's administration agreed to pay for half of the project, but there's been no commitment from his Republican successor.

Meanwhile, New York City's subways need major repairs and upgrades to make up for decades of underinvestment. Big renovations are in the works for LaGuardia and other airports, and the state's water and sewer systems need help too.

Trump's infrastructure plan would also require either sizeable investments from state or local governments or private funds.

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