Prioritizes Infrastructure Investment, Regulatory Reform
AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr and members of AGC’s Congressional Relations staff met with Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao this week to discuss working with her and the Trump Administration on infrastructure investment and regulatory reform. In advance of the meeting, AGC provided a list of Transportation Department regulatory requirements, both newly imposed by the Obama Administration and some of long standing that could be abandoned or modified to speed up project delivery or ease the regulatory burden on contractors undertaking DOT-assisted projects.
On the funding front, AGC also pledged to work with the administration on an infrastructure initiative that provides needed investment in a variety of infrastructure categories. AGC suggested that providing the revenue needed to support a growing investment in highways, bridges and transit through the Highway Trust Fund should be part of the initiative. Secretary Chao said preliminary meetings on the Trump infrastructure initiative have been organized by the White House to coordinate input from the various federal agencies with some involvement in infrastructure.
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