Highly Anticipated Infrastructure Plan to be Released Next Week

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 12:54 AM PT — Tues. February 6, 2018

President Trump’s highly anticipated infrastructure plan is set to be released in the coming days.

A White House official said the president’s more than one trillion dollar proposal will be unveiled Monday.

The plan is expected to propose a streamline for the permitting process and put an extra emphasis on rural areas, which is something the president laid out during his State of the Union address.

Workers fix a sewer main below the sidewalk in Mid City New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. The city of New Orleans is perhaps one of the best examples of what President Donald Trump calls the country’s “crumbling infrastructure.” City officials say New Orleans needs more than $11 billion to update key parts of its infrastructure.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

This comes after leaked documents showed what appeared to be the president’s infrastructure plan earlier this year.

The Trump administration plans to unveil it’s new infrastructure plan next week, however, a copy of the proposal was leaked online. It shows that the president’s plan targets rural economies for vast improvements.

Documents show the trillion dollar plan would give 25-percent of allowed funds to rural communities for broadband internet access, and more efficient public transportation.

States would receive block grant funding if rural areas with fewer than 50,000 residents are in dire need of repairs.

Overall, governors would receive an amount based on the size of the rural areas in the state and adjusted for population.

About half of the planned funding would go toward what’s called an “infrastructure incentives” program… which gives federal grants that can cover up to 20-percent of the total cost of the plan.

Another one of the provisions is called the Transformative Projects Program, which pays for about 80-percent of state construction costs, 30-percent of demonstration trials, and 50-percent of post-demonstration planning costs.

Sources also claim the plan aims to reduce government spending on infrastructure, and push for more private investments.

The White House would not comment on the leaked plan, but says it looks forward to unveiling the finished product in the near future.

19 Comments on "Highly Anticipated Infrastructure Plan to be Released Next Week"

  1. Floridastorm | February 7, 2018 at 5:59 am |

    Hmmmmmm. Maybe they should call Odumbnuts in and ask him to explain where the billions in infrastructure and shovel ready jobs went to. Nearly $1 trillion in 2009 as part of the stimulus bill and another $350 billion in 2015. How many of his buddies to include himself became wealthy as a result?

  2. Infrastructure!!! 😀 This is gonna be an exciting year from President Trump.

  3. Ah just unplug the world.

  4. Hey Donald, we just took it in the behind in the stock market because investors and banks are so worried about our nation’s national debt, among other reasons. Now here you come again with another trillion in new debt that is unfunded by any stretch of the imagination. Do we have to do this now? Why can’t we wait until the gov gets some more tax money in and pay as we go? You’re starting to worry me Donald.

  5. Well, I don’t know about “anticipated”

  6. Seriously, has anyone actually seen any infrastructure projects that were funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act? Everybody remembers all of the “Shovel ready projects” proclaimed by President Obama. What got fixed? I have, literally, only ever seen one small section of bridge in the Austin, TX area that has a sign indicating it was repaired with this money. Is anyone else aware of projects that were completed with these funds or was all the money just stolen?

  7. I for one are excited..Im in Idaho…my internet sucks azz and the roads are even worse…we got a ton of convicts, we should put them to work and let them pay there debt to society. Plus id love to watch netflix without it rebuffering.

  8. Do Not Forget:

  9. landy fincannon | February 6, 2018 at 4:12 pm |

    Anyone else sick of toll roads?
    Well, get ready for more privatization of roads for fees.

    • Yeah toll roads suck. Especially when they build them on (already paid for) public roads. Here in the Austin, TX area the “powers that be” decided to shrink a three lane highway in order to add a fourth toll lane that fluctuates in price depending on traffic. It was also completed about a year later than expected and over budget!

      • landy fincannon | February 6, 2018 at 5:56 pm |

        I hear ya. The Dallas North Tollway has been around for decades, at least its early version and now we have more than I can count.

        • Hell, it kills me how they added a toll to 35 but left it 2 lanes going through 820 in Fort Worth. I have a buddy that works for one of the companies that builds the roads and he was telling me that it’s foreign investors that own our toll roads and they have a 50 year contract on them. Not sure how accurate that is but he’s pretty high up in his company and I don’t see him lying about it.

          • Daniel Shays | February 7, 2018 at 6:05 am |

            I remember reading something about Spain building one of the main roads in Texas. I think that was under Bush’s plan for the Mexico to Canada Hwy.

          • I think the Spanish company actually went bankrupt during the 130 project. Some other company took over. I should be illegal for foreign companies to have a majority ownership in American infrastructure.

          • landy fincannon | February 7, 2018 at 6:09 am |

            Yes, I’ve heard the same thing.

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