Issue Brief: Infrastructure

Issue BriefJan 18, 2018 - 10:00am

Modernizing America’s Infrastructure Requires Adjusting the Federal Motor Vehicle User Fee

This issue brief examines the need to adjust the Federal Motor Vehicle User Fee, commonly referred to as the 'Gas Tax'. To rebuild and expand our roads, bridges, and transit systems, it is time for a modest increase in the federal motor vehicle fuel user fee.

Issue BriefJan 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Modernizing America's Infrastructure Requires an Expanded Workforce

In order to modernize America's infrastructure, an expansion of the workforce is necessary. This issue brief explains the need, and includes recommendations on increasing the number of skilled workers.

Issue BriefJan 17, 2018 - 3:45pm

Modernizing America's Infrastructure Requires Public-Private Partnerships

Neither the government or the private sector can modernize America's infrastructure alone. This issue brief examines why public-private partnerships are integral to modernizing America's infrastructure.

Issue BriefJan 17, 2018 - 3:30pm

Modernizing America's Infrastructure Requires Streamlining the Permitting Process

This issue brief examines the tight correlation between modernizing America's infrastructure and streamlining the permitting process.

Issue BriefAug 05, 2012 - 8:00pm

Transportation Performance Index: State-By-State Results

Given that a strong transportation system is a key factor in economic development, transportation performance indexes are created for every state and the District of Columbia in addition to a national index. The state-by-state results are derived using the same methodology and the same indicators except where data is not available on a statewide basis.

Issue BriefAug 05, 2012 - 8:00pm

Recommendations to Congress Regarding SAFETEA-LU Reauthorization

Download a printable copy (PDF)Defining the National Interest and the Federal Role

Issue BriefAug 05, 2012 - 8:00pm

Transportation 101 Series

It's Time to Reform the Nation's Highway and Transit ProgramsDownload a printable copy (PDF)

Issue BriefAug 05, 2012 - 8:00pm

Transportation Performance Index: The U.S. Economy

The econometric analysis using the Transportation Performance Index is unique because it examines the overall contribution to economic growth from well-performing transportation infrastructure. It goes beyond charting only the effects of spending and the creation of jobs during construction.