December 13, 2017
The Trump administration takes its first steps toward an infrastructure overhaul.
On Tuesday, the president’s policy adviser D.J. Gribbin said he plans to make the process for obtaining federal funding more transparent.
Gribbin stated “clear, measurable, and objective” standards will be introduced to help local governments and other applicants understand if they are eligible to receive money for building projects.
Reports say the move could speed up the president’s efforts to begin rebuilding the country’s crumbling infrastructure.
President Trump is expected to reveal his proposals to Congress early next year as officials work to complete the 70 page document.
Around $200 billion in federal seed money is expected to be used by the administration along with other incentives to increase infrastructure investment.