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Trump Infrastructure Plan Better Offer Sustainable Revenue, State DOTs Warn

Trump Infrastructure Plan Better Offer Sustainable Revenue, State DOTs Warn

Transport Topics
Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2018 5:00 PM, EST

WASHINGTON — Solvency and sustainability are the chief qualities state department of transportation leaders are looking for in President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure package.

Jennifer Cohan, secretary of the Delaware Department of Transportation, said the plan, rumored for release later this month, needs to outline definite revenue mechanisms that states can rely on. She also said the federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program, or TIGER, which bolsters state-level projects, should remain in place.

“The biggest thing is make up your frickin’ mind. We need sustainability,” Cohan said during a panel featuring state DOT leaders at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting here Jan. 9. “Stability is very, very much needed. We need to know what it’s going to be and what it’s going to look like.” FULL ARTICLE

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