As part of his plan to revive a flailing economy, President-elect Barack Obama recently pledged to "Create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s."
His plan would include potentially hundreds of billions of dollars for infrastructure projects. And while economists debate whether this is the most effective form of fiscal stimulus, the mayors of the nation's cities line up at the trough. Schools, roads, rails, pipes and airports? Can we have some more, sir?
1. Miami, Fla.
Projects: $3.4 billion
2. Sacramento, Calif.
Projects: $2.8 billion
3. Philadelphia, Pa.
Projects: $2.6 billion
4. Los Angeles, Calif.
Projects: $2.4 billion
5. Albuquerque, N.M.
Projects: $2.3 billion
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