Old Town Roads: Reimagining American Infrastructure

Date(s) - 05/14/19
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago

Hosted by
Institute of Politics

With U.S. infrastructure earning a D+ rating from the American Society of Civil Engineers, the task of rebuilding the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems has been an opportunity for bipartisan cooperation in the Trump era. Until a federal infrastructure bill is passed, though, much of this work must be done at the state level.

So how are states addressing the challenge of upgrading America’s infrastructure? Which states are finding success – and which are struggling to catch up? And how have the Trump administration’s infrastructure initiatives impacted the conversation? Join the IOP as we welcome Governor Phil Murphy (D-NJ) for a conversation on how their states are building an infrastructure for the twenty-first century.

Governor Phil Murphy has been involved with the Democratic Party for decades, including as Finance Chair of the DNC. In 2009, he was appointed by President Obama as US Ambassador to Germany. Upon returning home in 2013, he committed himself to serving New Jersey and was elected Governor in 2017.

  • This event is free and open to UChicago students, faculty, staff and the public.