STrRedWolf wrote: ↑Fri Nov 13, 2020 11:41 am This isn't Biden specific, but...I suppose you could, for equipment & materials anyway. It would let the government supersede any private orders for TBMs, rails, locomotives, signal equipment, and the like.
What about using the Defense Production Act for infrastructure (rail) projects? If any of the rail lines go down... in pre-pandemic times, that would require emergency spending.
The other two legs of this three-legged stool are land acquisition and construction personnel, assuming that the plans and project management are in place. Those aren’t covered under the Defense Production Act to the best of my knowledge.