WBUR: 10 IDEAS FOR TRUMP’S $1 TRILLION INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN
In his victory speech, President-elect Donald Trump highlighted a campaign promise to invest in infrastructure, saying: “We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals.”
However, the details of Trump’s plan are not fully clear. He has indicated he plans to rely on private financing, wants to cut regulatory “red tape,” and he claims the proposal would pay for itself.
In a New York Times article published last week, journalist and infrastructure advocate Dan McNichol offered 10 ideas for what the president-elect should take up as his major projects. We talk to McNichol about his proposals and how likely they are to happen.
Dan McNichol, author of several books including, “The Roads That Built America: The Incredible Story of the U.S. Interstate System” and former chief spokesperson for The Big Dig. He tweets @DanMcNichol.