WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s infrastructure plan calls for possibly selling two of the three major airports serving the nation’s capital.
The president is calling for divesting federal assets when agencies can show the sale would “optimize taxpayer value.”
The proposal lists Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Dulles International Airport as examples of assets that could be sold.
Just like the rest of the President’s budget request, the Administration does nothing to describe how it would pay for its own transportation proposal.
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Other such examples of federal assets to be divested include transmission lines operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority and the Bonneville Power Administration. Similar plans in the past have been met with stiff, bipartisan opposition.
Trump is also citing two major roadways in the Washington D.C. region that could be sold: the George Washington Memorial and Baltimore-Washington parkways. (Photo: FlyDulles.com)