March 01, 2017 Feature

Getting to There from Here: What the Trump Administration’s Infrastructure Program Might Look Like

By John D. O’Neill, Jr., David B. Horner, and Samantha Leavitt

Few presidents have focused on infrastructure policy more visibly or earlier in their administrations than President Donald J. Trump. In his Inaugural Address, President Trump twice promised renewal of the nation’s infrastructure,1 and in the short time since taking office he has issued at least three Presidential Memoranda2 and one Executive Order3 relevant to infrastructure development in the United States. Underlining the importance of infrastructure investment to President Trump, his administration has already drawn up a list of fifty major infrastructure projects—costing approximately $137.5 billion—for direct federal investment.4

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