Barack Obama's Infrastructure Spending Plans

The latest news I've heard is that Barack Obama's administration is looking for between $850 billion and $1 trillion in infrastructure spending over the next few years to address aging transportation infrastructure and help jumpstart the economy.

While I tend to be fairly fiscally conservative, I'm not completely opposed to the idea of spending some money to bring our nation into the 21st century.  I do hope it is spent well, however.  Gas prices have come down a lot in recent months, but the ultimate trend over the next fifty years is clearly up and to the right.