ATFI Statement on Trump’s Transportation Infrastructure Remarks

In response to President Trump’s remarks in Cincinnati inferring widespread privatization of America’s infrastructure, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates issued the following statement, which can be attributed to spokesperson Stephanie Kane:

“Privatizing our infrastructure through public-private partnerships will not solve our nation’s transportation problems. To be clear, when President Trump spoke today about ‘private dollars’ in infrastructure, specifically relating to surface transportation, he is talking about tolls. Tolls will not fill our infrastructure deficit because tolls rob everyday drivers to line the pockets of Wall Street and international investors. Tolls are the worst funding mechanism available and are a highly inefficient use of funds. Tolls should be removed from any discussion of responsibly fixing our country’s ailing roads and bridges.”