A deckhand checked a ladder on a ship before it left @portoakland, one of the nation’s busiest ports. This export hub sends tons of important California products like Napa Valley wine, Central Valley almonds and Silicon Valley @teslamotors to China’s growing middle class. And as a result, the @portoakland docks are a tangle of cranes, shipping containers, railroad tracks and snaking lines of trucks waiting to load and unload cargo. Reducing this kind of traffic is one of the few ideas @hillaryclinton and @realdonaldtrump agree on. @hillaryclinton has said that if elected president, she would seek to spend $250 billion over 5 years on repairing and improving the nation’s infrastructure and would put an additional $25 billion toward a national infrastructure bank to spur related business investments. @realdonaldtrump wants to go even bigger, saying his administration would spend at least twice as much as @hillaryclinton. These are only plans, of course. Either proposal would have to get through Congress, but the candidates’ shared view has led to a cautious optimism among economists that some sort of big public works push is coming, regardless of who is elected. The @nytimes staff photographer @jimwilson125 captured this scene while on #nytassignment in Oakland, California.
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