Experts Question the Math Behind Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

The Wall Street Journal reports, “Donald Trump’s proposal for $1 trillion worth of new infrastructure construction relies entirely on private financing, which industry experts say is likely to fall far short of adequately funding improvements to roads, bridges and airports.” The report adds, “Experts and industry officials . . . say there are limits to how much can be done with private financing. Because privately funded projects need to turn a profit, they are better suited for major projects such as toll roads, airports or water systems and less appropriate for routine maintenance, such as repaving a public street, they say.”