Presidential Advisor: No New Infrastructure Revenues

On Thursday, DJ Gribbin, a special advisor to President Donald Trump on infrastructure, told a group of mayors that the President’s infrastructure plan would not identify new revenues to pay for infrastructure costs or cut any mainstay programs, reports Route Fifty.  Details on the plan are expected a couple of weeks after the President delivers his State of the Union address next week. From that coverage:

“Our infrastructure proposal, when we introduce it, will not include new revenue,” Gribbin said during a panel at the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting.

He noted that the administration does not support, or oppose, an increase to the federal gas tax, and that the White House  believes decisions about direct federal funding for the plan need to be made collectively with the House and the Senate.

The plan is anticipated to center around shortening federal permitting processes and incentivizing greater private sector investment.