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Transportation Stakeholders Curious About Trump Infrastructure Package

Transportation Stakeholders Curious About Trump Infrastructure Package

Transport Topics
February 1, 2018 1:45 PM, EST
Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter

Much of the transportation community — freight and business executives, the construction sector, local leaders and experts — said President Donald Trump’s call for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill that also would streamline project permitting to two years during his State of the Union address left them with more questions than answers, particularly on the matter of funding.

They agree Trump’s topline request is not deemed as sufficient to cover costs to repair the country’s transportation network, which includes more than 54,000 structurally deficient bridges.

Trump’s plan, White House officials say, is expected to consist of $200 billion in direct federal funding to incentivize private-sector investments capable of achieving the $1.5 trillion mark... FULL ARTICLE

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