Infrastructure could follow tax reform on Congress’ agenda

Some industry groups and highway transportation advocates hope changes to U.S. tax policy will allow for increased allocations to the Highway Trust Fund, which supports state infrastructure programs and is set to run dry by 2020. Until a formal infrastructure program can be worked out, Chao said, the Department of Transportation is streamlining regulations, particularly around environmental reviews, and funding projects through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) and Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant programs

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