Trump Touts Massive $1 Trillion Infrastructure Overhaul Plans for US
President listed 20 states as being set to divvy up almost $1T in federal dollars
President Donald Trump posted a series of tweets highlighting the need for funding boosts for America’s roads, bridges, and other infrastructure.
Trump listed 20 states as being set to divvy up almost $1 trillion in federal dollars, with much fo the funds being directed to state transportation departments and port operators.
The most significant single allocation proposal was to build 8.3 miles of elevated highway between the Leeville Bridge and Golden Meadow, totaling $135 million.
But Trump's plan for pumping $1 trillion into infrastructure improvement is still facing opposition from Senate Republicans.
Some GOP senators are raising concerns about federal deficits, according to The Hill.
Below are the planned allocations that were mentioned:
$79.5 million to Port Houston in Texas to boost the capacity and efficiency of its Barbours Cut Container Terminal.
$73.7 million for the Puget Sound Gateway Program in Washington state.
$71.5 million for completion of the Greenville Bypass in Washington County, Miss., a project that’s expected to reduce travel times along Highway 82.
$65 million for Rhode Island for “multiple safety improvements and repairs” along the state’s RI-246 corridor.
$60.7 million for Eagle County, Colo., for improvements to a stretch of the Vail Pass along Interstate 70.
$56.8 million to New Castle County, Del., for a redesign of an interchange at Interstate 95 and state Highway 896.
$55.1 million to Kentucky for widening of a stretch of the Mountain Parkway from two lanes to four lanes.
$50 million to Nevada for a proposed reconstruction of the interchange between Tropicana Avenue and Interstate 15.
Other states eyed for funding include:
- Arkansas ($40 million)
- Minnesota ($40 million)
- Maine ($38.1 million)
- South Carolina ($34.6 million)
- Florida ($29.9 million)
- Michigan ($25 million)
- North Carolina ($25 million)
- West Virginia ($12 million)
- Tennessee ($11.2 million)
- Wisconsin ($6.8 million)
- Oklahoma ($6.2 million)