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Infrastructure Advisory Council Terminated

August 20, 2017

The Trump Administration has dropped its plans to create an Advisory Council on Infrastructure.

The council was proposed to help provide guidance on how spending for a multi-billion dollar program to improve roads, bridges and other public works.

Membership of the council would have included 15 members from the real estate, finance, labor and other sectors.

Termination of the infrastructure council followed the disbanding of two other advisory groups to guide U.S. manufacturing and policies.

In the meantime,  President Donald Trump has released a plan that is designed to alleviate the length of time it takes to get federal approval for projects.

Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday that will”

  • Establish “one Federal decision” for major infrastructure projects to proceed
  • Set a two-year goal for completing reviews
  • Set up a “quarterly scorecard” to hold agencies accountable for delays
  • Reduce duplicative requests for information and late-stage changes in the approval process.