Manheim Township's Marc Lemon is Running Donald Trump's Transportation and Infrastructure Policy Team
by Sam Janesch
President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promised to “transform America’s crumbling infrastructure into a golden opportunity for accelerated economic growth.”
Now, Manheim Township resident Marc Lemon
is helping fulfill that promise of fixing and rebuilding highways, bridges, tunnels, airports and other critical infrastructure.
One of Trump’s earliest and most vocal supporters in Lancaster County, he is leading a group of nine people assigned to develop the new administration’s transportation and infrastructure policies.
Lemon, a former chief counsel for the Federal Highway Administration in the George W. Bush administration, has extensive transportation and infrastructure experience at the federal level.
Infrastructure rebuilding is a subject Trump turned to often in his campaign, sometimes noting his experience as a builder and success in real estate to emphasize his vision.
“Did you ever hear of a place called the Pennsylvania Turnpike?” Trump told a crowd of about 10,000 fans in Hershey a few days before the election. “Needs some help. Needs some work. We spend all these trillions all over the place, we can’t fix our potholes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike or anywhere else. Our country’s gone to hell.”
In his plan for his first 100 days in office, the president-elect said he will fight for a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure through public-private partnerships and private investments using tax incentives.
A newer figure on his official transition website significantly scales that investment back to $550 billion.
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