Feb 17, 2017
From the Government Institute
In his inauguration speech, President Trump voiced a firm commitment to improving infrastructure, pledging that, “We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.” On the campaign trail he promised US$1 trillion, signaling a busy time ahead for investors and engineering and construction companies.
One of his first actions in office has been to sign orders to accelerate review and approval of high-priority projects, including the US$6.1 billion Keystone XL, and the Dakota oil pipelines, to boost domestic energy production. These initiatives aside, it is clearly too early in the new administration’s tenure to know exactly how infrastructure policy will pan out, but in this article KPMG's U.S. Infrastructure leader, Andy Garbutt, looks towards the future.