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Comparing the Transportation Plans of the 5 Leading Democratic Candidates

Comparing the Transportation Plans of the 5 Leading Democratic Candidates

Eno Center for Transportation
JANUARY 17, 2020  | JEFF DAVIS

With one month to go until the February 19 infrastructure debate in Las Vegas for presidential candidates, where do the leading presidential candidates stand on transportation issues?

In trying to define “leading candidates,” we have attempted to be scientific. The top five candidates in both the Iowa and New Hampshire polling averages (per RCP) are, in alphabetical order,  Joe Biden, Pete Buttigeig, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren. (In Iowa, the order is Biden-Sanders-Buttigeig-Warren-Klobuchar; in New Hampshire, it’s Sanders-Biden-Warren-Buttigeig-Klobuchar.) Andrew Yang, Tom Steyer, and Tulsi Gabbard are a few points behind Klobuchar, and Mike Bloomberg is not competing in those early primaries. (Als0, Bloomberg has not yet released an infrastructure plan. Of course, 30 minutes after this article went to press, Bloomberg released his infrastructure plan.)

Candidates have framed the issue differently. Biden, Buttigeig, and Klobuchar have released specific infrastructure plans, while Sanders and Warren put infrastructure in the context of a broader Green New Deal... FULL ARTICLE

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