“What we know [about Trump] so far is that he talked a lot about crumbling infrastructure and the need to make America’s infrastructure great again,” says Bob Poole, Searle Freedom Trust Fellow and the Director of Transportation Policy at the Reason Foundation. “This suggests a big new emphasis on some kind of federal transportation program.”
Poole sat down with Nick Gillespie to discuss the transportation policies likely to be introduced in the new Trump administration and reasons for libertarians to feel hopeful when it comes to the president-elect’s infrastructure plan. “I’m encouraged by what I see,” says Poole, who cites the involvement of Shirley Ybarra, a former Reason Foundation fellow and Secretary of Transportation in the state of Virginia, as a sign that Trump will look to public private partnerships as part of his transportation strategy.
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