Cheyenne, WY.  –  The Trump Administration outlined principles for an infrastructure plan Monday, which is designed to “rebuild and modernize infrastructure in America.”

“We’re pleased that President Trump recognizes the importance of infrastructure and the needs of rural states,” said Wyoming Department of Transportation Director Bill Panos. “In addition, we’re pleased with the president’s responsible regulatory streamlining efforts.”

Under the plan, the federal government would leverage $1.5 trillion in infrastructure investments, which include funding, process improvements and other cost-saving measures.

The principles announced Monday will need to go through the Congressional budgeting process and be signed into law.

“The president recognizes the economic importance of infrastructure and the critical part it plays in our quality of life,” Panos said. “Improving our nation’s infrastructure will directly benefit every family, business and community throughout the country.”

The infrastructure plan could facilitate freight movement within Wyoming, improve access to reliable and affordable transportation, and encourage private investment.

Modernizing the state’s roads, bridges, public transit, rail, and airports could be eligible under this new plan. Federal support of broadband installation could also provide needed connectivity in many of Wyoming’s communities.

“I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a moment to thank the members of our Wyoming delegation,” Panos said. “U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi (Wyo.-R), U.S. Sen. John Barrasso (Wyo.-R) and U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (Wyo.-R) work every day to strengthen our state and national infrastructure.”