June 7 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday is scheduled to speak about his proposed $1 trillion infrastructure initiative during a visit to Cincinnati, Ohio.
Trump will speak about his administration's infrastructure efforts at 1:20 p.m. from Cincinnati's Rivertowne Marina. Prior to the infrastructure appearance, Trump will briefly speak about healthcare and the Republican effort to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act at about 12:55 p.m. while at the Cincinnati Municipal Lunken Airport.
Trump has repeatedly called for a $1 trillion public-private funding effort to modernize or repair the United States' infrastructure, particularly roads and bridges.
One of the proposals in the infrastructure initiative includes plans to privatize the air traffic control system in the United States and to remove control of the tracking and guiding of planes from the Federal Aviation Administration.
Trump wants the system to become a non-profit organization funded by fees from aircraft using the system instead of taxation on aviation fuel and airline tickets. Trump said the FAA is too slow in upgrading technology.
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is scheduled to testify on infrastructure improvements before the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday and before the House Transportation Committee on Thursday.
"Getting ready to leave for Cincinnati, in the GREAT STATE of OHIO, to meet with ObamaCare victims and talk Healthcare & also Infrastructure!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump will travel back to the White House shortly after the infrastructure address.