>> A modern air traffic control system.>> Hoping to jump start his stalled domestic agenda amid a storm of controversies, President Donald Trump on Monday launching what his team has dubbed infrastructure week. Unwrapping a plan to partially privatize the nation's air traffic control system.>> It's about time too, I can tell you.
>> Transportation reporter, David Shepardson is on this story.>> President Trump is clearly trying to change the subject this week away from some of the scandals and controversies toward a priority that has a fair amount of bipartisan support. Boosting infrastructure by $1 trillion. President Trump's plan to privatize air traffic control is really the first exhibit in a broader theme of privatizing infrastructure owned by government agencies and heading to the private sector.
>> Our nation will move faster, fly higher.>> Trump meeting with airline executes Monday and planning a trip to the Ohio River later in the week on his plan to repair the nation's roads and waterways. Republicans concede Trump's infrastructure plan faces a long road in Congress and push back from lawmakers in his own party, who worry the massive cost would add to the crushing US debt load.
Democrats say the move is an effort to distract attention from Thursday's testimony of fired FBI Director James Comey, still likely to dominate the week in Washington.