"How optimistic are you that anything gets done?" CNBC's Brian Sullivan asked Martin Marietta CEO Howard Nye on Monday afternoon's "Halftime Report."
"I think something will get done," Nye answered, adding that the American electorate is "hungry" for more infrastructure.
Trump wants to use an infrastructure bill to get the job done, while the GOP may push to make it a part of a massive overhaul tax plan, Sullivan noted.
Nye believes the end result will be a combination of both, although his company would "love" to see either one get passed, he said. "I think at the end of the day, we're going to have to think about two different things. We're going to have to think about financing and we're going to have to think about funding."
Financing, which needs an immediate return, will work "relatively well" in more populated places where tolling and other options can pay it back, he said. On the other hand, funding will require the company to think about how to pay for and sustain it in the longer term.
"That's what's going to have to be done in the heartland of America where you still have significant needs, but not the type of return immediately that you'll see through financing," Nye said.
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