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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Congress

    Congressional Budget Office
    Washington, DC  United States  20510
  • Publication Date: 1985-7

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 102 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00451512
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM