There is high expectation and generally strong political support for the Infrastructure Plan that President Trump has promised to announce shortly. Although the need to repair and replace the aging United States infrastructure is clear, the details of the promised Plan are somewhat vague, especially in regards to funding and project selection. To hopefully provide some insight, recently the Kansas City Star, A McClatchy Newspaper, published a “top 50” priority list of the infrastructure projects reportedly in the Trump Plan. The summary of the 50 projects makes for interesting reading, and does include some local projects; the Maryland Purple Line (No. 23), Washington DC Union Station (No. 22), Baltimore Howard Street Tunnel (No. 33), among others.
Information about the Author: Bill Cowan has 40 years of surety bonding experience. He successfully advanced in the surety company industry attaining the position of Vice President with St. Paul / Travelers in Baltimore, MD. In 2004, Bill joined Insurance Associates in Rockville, MD as the Vice President of Surety. At Insurance Associates he oversees a large and diverse portfolio of contract and commercial surety accounts in the Greater Washington DC market. He is also managing our Towson, MD surety office.