Charlotte Observer Editors Take On Trump’s Infrastructure Plan and Any “Toll-Driven National Plan”

The Charlotte Observer editorial board takes a look at President-elect Trump’s infrastructure plan and, while they see the need, they are less than enthralled with the lack of tax dollars to foot the bill and the P3 approach. The editors contend, “He’s not calling for a massive infusion of tax dollars to finance it. Instead, he’s looking for public-private partnerships with firms like Cintra, which would be lured in with tax credits totaling 82 percent of the project equity. Such public-private partnerships have merit. But the Interstate 77 toll road saga suggests just how tough it might be to sell to a toll-averse public on a toll-driven national plan.”