THE FEDERAL BUDGET FOR PUBLIC WORKS INFRASTRUCTURE
Spending on the nation's infrastructure has been the focus of considerable debate, both because of the importance of having a sound physical infrastructure for future economic growth and because of concerns with finding ways to reduce the federal deficit. This study, undertaken at the request of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Environment and Public Works, examines the likely effect of recent policy and budget proposals for seven areas of public works infrastructure: highways, aviation, mass transit, wasterwater treatment, water resources, water supply, and railroads. The report reviews the development of current federal policy and then focuses on ways to improve the effectiveness of these programs in light of existing budgetary constraints. In keeping with the Congressional Budget Office's mandate to provide objective analysis, the study offers no recommendations.
United States CongressCongressional Budget Office
Washington, DC United States 20510
- Publication Date: 1985-7
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 102 p.
- TRT Terms: Budgeting; Cost effectiveness; Federal government; Impacts; Improvements; Infrastructure; Policy; Proposals; Public works
- Old TRIS Terms: Federal budgets; Government policies
- Subject Areas: Finance; Policy; Public Transportation; Research;
- Accession Number: 00451512
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM