President Trump's Budget to be released Monday, will include $ 200 billion for roads, highways, bridges, and other critical infrastructure for the US economy, sources said close to the White House.
States and private investors will be asked to contribute to the remaining 1.300 billion.
In his State of the Union address at the end of January, Mr. Trump asked the Congress to support an investment plan of at least $ 1.5 trillion to develop infrastructure in the United States without giving details on how to achieve it.
Built for the most part between the 1950s and 1970s, Highways, roads, bridges, railways, airports and other infrastructure are in very bad condition, "in decay" according to the US President, because they have not been maintained and modernized over time.  The White House is to announce Monday the simplification of building permit procedures to reduce them to two years while they can take up to ten today.
"Infrastructure is obviously an essential component of the functioning of our economy, the American success is largely the result of quality infrastructure that we had historically, "said a White House official.
" We are underinvesting in our infrastructure and we have procedures that take so long that even when we have the necessary funds, it can take a decade to build an essential infrastructure. "
The sources of funding in question
The Congress must now discuss the proposal. In this perspective, Mr. Trump must welcome the parliamentarians of both parties on Wednesday.
It should be widely questioned what the administration could actually finance and how.
Experts wonder about the sources of funding of 200 billion in the federal budget while the public deficit is already likely to be widened by the drop in taxes endorsed late 2017.
The Trump administration said the funding of 200 billion come from "cuts in other programs "
In the meantime, experts agree that the aging of infrastructure is costing the US economy.
Congestion, which weighs in particular on the road transport sector, costs more than 120 billions of dollars, according to Henry Petroski of Duke University.