President Trump capped of "infrastructure week" with a speech at the Department of Transportation where he unveiled a a council and a new White House office that will help to streamline the repair of America's infrastructure. U.S. News and World Report's Andrew Soergel reports on the new council which will, " improve transparency by creating a new online dashboard allowing everyone to easily track major projects through every stage of the approval process." The office, on the other hand, will "root out inefficiency, clarify lines of authority and streamline federal and state [and] local procedures so that communities can modernize their aging infrastructure without fear of outdated federal rules getting in their way."
While some of the president's sentiments were discussed in previous spreechs, the council and office were new actions:
But the council and office announcements were presented as new, and could further Trump's goal of making it easier for builders to receive construction permits – a process the president has firsthand experience with as a former real estate tycoon.