Susan Lent Quoted in Law360 on Trump’s Plans for Transportation Projects
Susan Lent, a partner in the litigation practice at Akin Gump, was quoted in the Law360 article “Trump Transpo Plan Is Lofty On Goals, Light On Funding Fix” regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s plans for transportation projects across the United States.
As the article reports, Trump vowed during the campaign to increase federal spending on transportation infrastructure. He also expressed a desire to expedite the government approval process and mandatory environmental reviews for projects.
Lent, who previously served as counsel to the former House Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, which is now called the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, said Trump has talked about “cutting red tape, and there’s been movement in the [Fixing America’s Surface Transportation] Act and in the law before the FAST Act that aims to streamline project delivery, specifically environmental project approvals under the National Environmental Policy Act.” Lent also served as counsel for investigations and oversight for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee under then-chairman Bud Shuster.
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