Investing for Success: Examining a Federal Capital Budget and a National Infrastructure Bank

Though collapsing bridges, ruptured water pipes and dams that fail make the news periodically, surface transportation (transit, railroads and highways) are especially in need of maintenance and increased infrastructure investments. This paper explores the federal investment process now in use, and whether or not, and to what degree, it would be improved by the adoption of a federal capital budget or a national infrastructure bank. It finds that federal decision making on infrastructure financing would not improve much if a federal capital budget were created. But, a national infrastructure bank could improve the effectiveness and efficiency of federal infrastructure projects of national importance.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 24p

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  • Accession Number: 01148590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 8 2010 2:51PM