Infrastructure back in spotlight; Trump appoints advisory council

The wheels on the Trump administration’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan appear to be moving. After months of delays, the president, through an executive order, announced the creation of a Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure.

Neither the president nor Congress has been able to focus on infrastructure as health care legislation has dominated the early months of the Trump presidency. But now, the president has laid a foundation for the development of a 15-member panel to advise him on issues that are hampering the development of infrastructure projects nationwide. He has also named Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as the individual who will direct the council’s activities.

Congress is in favor of funding rural America

There are a lot of question marks about the funding of rural America but there are also indications that a large segment of the Congress is in favor.

There’s no way to know how much, if any, will actually trickle down to small and rural areas. Spokespersons for the administration say rural America will not be overlooked but there is still angst because capturing federal and state funding has always been challenging for rural communities.

Congress may be smiling on rural America!

Government officials in rural America are more “anxious” than “eager” to hear details of the long-awaited $1 trillion Trump infrastructure plan. There’s no way to know how much, if any, will actually trickle down to small and rural areas.  Spokespersons for the administration say rural America will not be overlooked but there is still angst […]

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Nabers for Infrastructure USA: Got climate related services or solutions? If so, state and local officials are looking for you!

The federal government may not like the Paris Climate Agreement, but state and local elected officials do. This past weekend, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti hosted a large number of mayors who reiterated their commitment to the partnership agreement. These officials visiting Florida for the U.S. Conference of Mayors represent the Climate Mayors, a bipartisan organization that was organized in 2014. The group now boasts 331 mayors representing 65 million Americans. The membership includes mayors from the 10 largest cities in the U.S., including traditional energy hubs such as Houston and Dallas.

Trump talks infrastructure; plan delayed by other major issues

Congestion in Congress created by major legislative issues has President Donald Trump’s proposed $1 trillion infrastructure plan stuck in traffic. Much to the dismay of state and local officials, few details of the plan have been released, other than that the President has promised an infusion of $1 trillion in both public and private funds […]

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New coalition advocates for additional federal infrastructure spending, public-private partnerships

As the national dialogue regarding infrastructure spending in the United States intensifies, another voice is being added to the conversation. The newly announced Coalition to Modernize American Infrastructure, an offshoot of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BCP) Executive Council on Infrastructure, is lending its support to bringing together decision-makers from both political parties and other stakeholders […]

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Airport modernization – next big wave of infrastructure Projects

The United States may boast the world’s top economy, but that’s not evident when travelers arrive at America’s front door. The country’s airports do not impress international travelers. Not even one American airport is listed in the top 25 in Skytrax’s 2016 survey of the world’s best airports. In fact, U.S. airports are so far […]

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