Trump team seeks to ‘modernize' national parks, with wifi and Amazon deliveries
A team of Trump administration advisers – consisting mostly of appointees from the private industry – are urging “modernization” of national park campgrounds, with a vision of food trucks, wifi and even Amazon deliveries.
“Our recommendations would allow people to opt for additional costs if they want, for example, Amazon deliveries at a particular campsite,” Derrick Crandall, vice-chairman of the Made in America Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee, told the Los Angeles Times. “We want to let Americans make their own decisions in the marketplace.”
The committee published its recommendations in a letter to the Interior Department last month.
National park campgrounds are just one of many government resources that Trump has sought to privatize, including the US Postal Service and infrastructure like airports and freeways.