President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promised to “transform America’s crumbling infrastructure into a golden opportunity for accelerated economic growth.”

Now, Manheim Township resident Marc Lemon is helping fulfill that promise of fixing and rebuilding highways, bridges, tunnels, airports and other critical infrastructure.

One of Trump’s earliest and most vocal supporters in Lancaster County, he is leading a group of nine people assigned to develop the new administration’s transportation and infrastructure policies.

Lemon, a former chief counsel for the Federal Highway Administration in the George W. Bush administration, has extensive transportation and infrastructure experience at the federal level.

Infrastructure rebuilding is a subject Trump turned to often in his campaign, sometimes noting his experience as a builder and success in real estate to emphasize his vision.

“Did you ever hear of a place called the Pennsylvania Turnpike?” Trump told a crowd of about 10,000 fans in Hershey a few days before the election. “Needs some help. Needs some work. We spend all these trillions all over the place, we can’t fix our potholes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike or anywhere else. Our country’s gone to hell.”

In his plan for his first 100 days in office, the president-elect said he will fight for a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure through public-private partnerships and private investments using tax incentives.

A newer figure on his official transition website significantly scales that investment back to $550 billion.

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Lemon said he can’t speak to what Trump’s infrastructure proposals might include, but his team is working on putting together regulations, reviewing existing regulations, analyzing public-private partnership proposals and developing a legislative agenda.

The regulations in the works focus on areas such as highways, railroads, ports, airports, maritime, traffic and pipeline issues, he said.

Lemon, who ran a failed bid to be one of three local delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland earlier this year, works in Washington, D.C as the chairman of an Infrastructure and Public-Private Partnerships group at Polsinelli, a Kansas City-headquartered law firm with more than 800 attorneys.

He has served as counsel for companies involved in major private and public infrastructure projects, and said he underwent a background check and signed an ethics disclosure form before joining the transition team. If any conflicts of interest arose, Lemon said, he would be required to recuse himself from developing policy in that area.

Between his D.C day job, his work with the transition team and other projects, he said it’s “been challenging — much like working two jobs at once.”

Lemon is an alumnus of Franklin & Marshall College and holds a law degree from Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson Law.

Also working for Trump’s transition effort is former U.S. Rep. Bob Walker, a Republican from Manheim Township who represented Lancaster County in the 16th Congressional District from 1977 to 1997.

Walker nearly single-handedly developed Trump’s space policy last month and his name has been floated for a potential spot in Trump’s administration.

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