WiFi, Amazon and food trucks: Trump team’s vision for national parks

  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,” said Derrick Crandall, vice-chairman of the Made in America Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee.

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 U.S. Postal Service and infrastructure like airports and freeways.

The White House wants to reduce spending on the National Park Service by 15%, or $481 million, even as the service has said it is facing a more than $11 billion maintenance backlog.

The committee would also prohibit seniors from using 50% discounts on campsites during “peak season periods,” like Fourth of July.

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