infrastructure investment

Climate Adaptation Moves Toward Center Stage

There’s an increasing bipartisan move to fund climate resilience.

The big news today is the deal with Manchin to  provide billions of dollars of funding for clean energy. Manchin’s vote will be needed because no Republican Senator will vote for the bill.  In contrast, funding for climate resilience has drawing power even for Republicans. It seems to be true that, in Bob Dylan’s words …

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Let’s Get America Moving Again

Make infrastructure a top priority for the new Congress

There’s actually one policy that Clinton and Trump agree on: the need for a massive investment in infrastructure. However the election comes out, that should be a top legislative priority, combining economic, safety, and environmental benefits – and political benefits for the next President because of its popularity. It would help get the country moving …

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My 2011 Hamilton Project Paper on U.S Transport Infrastructure Investment

The blogosphere appears to have taken an interest in my 2011 Brookings Institution Hamilton Project  paper (joint with David Levinson) focused on improving the rate of return on U.S investment in transportation infrastructure. Here is the Executive Summary:  “The roads and bridges that make up our nation’s highway infrastructure are in disrepair as a result …

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