"The proposal raised eyebrows around the Washington region: What if the government sold Reagan National and Dulles International airports and used the proceeds to fund other needs?
The idea was floated last week as part of President Trump’s much-anticipated $200 billion infrastructure plan. The aim is to push federal officials to sell, privatize or otherwise dispose of a variety of government assets, including the airports, George Washington Memorial Parkway and other federal properties around the country.
“The Federal Government owns and operates certain infrastructure that would be more appropriately owned by State, local, or private entities,” the plan says. It calls for giving federal agencies “authority to divest of Federal assets where the agencies can demonstrate an increase in value from the sale would optimize the taxpayer value.”"