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Posts Tagged ‘House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’

Public Private Partnerships: Balancing the needs of the public and private sectors to finance the nation’s infrastructure

Friday, September 26th, 2014
Figure 1: PPPs Worldwide, Nominal Cost (in Billions), 1985-2011

HOUSE TRANSPORTATION & INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE
Around the world, P3s play a significant role in the development and delivery of transportation and infrastructure projects. Internationally, P3s have had a mixed record of success and failure. The Panel found that successful P3s have several common elements, including leveraging the strengths of the public and private sectors, appropriate risk transfer, transparent and flexible contracts, and alignment of policy goals…Unlike most other countries, the United States possesses a robust municipal bond market of approximately $3.7 trillion, of which a significant portion is for infrastructure financing. The Panel found that this is one major reason why the U.S. P3 market has not grown as quickly as in other countries (which do not offer tax-exempt municipal bonds) and why the potential for P3s in the United States is limited.

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Whiteboard: How to Reform U.S. Water Infrastructure

Monday, September 16th, 2013
Whiteboard: How to Reform U.S. Water Infrastructure

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013 promotes our Nation’s competitiveness, prosperity, and economic growth by upholding the seminal federal responsibility to maintain a strong transportation infrastructure and ensure the efficient flow of domestic and international commerce. -Chairman Bill Shuster on YouTube

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Talking Infrastructure at the Surface Transportation & High Speed Rail Summit 2012 – Washington, DC

Monday, March 19th, 2012

This is the third in a series of posts

Steven CF Anderson, Managing Director of InfrastructureUSA was a participant at the US High Speed Rail Association’s 2012 summit, held from February 28th to March 1st in Washington, DC.

During the event, Steven had the opportunity to speak with Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee John Mica, Congressman David Price, Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

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Hon. James Oberstar at the Surface Transportation & High Speed Rail Summit 2012 – Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

This is the second in a series of posts

Steven CF Anderson, Managing Director of InfrastructureUSA was a participant at the US High Speed Rail Association’s 2012 summit, held from February 28th to March 1st in Washington, DC.

After addressing those attending the conference, the Honorable James Oberstar, former Chairman of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, spoke with Steve about high speed rail and American infrastructure.

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Transportation Community’s Response to House Republicans’ Reauthorization Proposal

Monday, July 11th, 2011

On Thursday, July 7th, Republican leaders of the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure submitted a six-year transportation reauthorization proposal. The transportation community responded with mixed opinions, but many are concerned.

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Reflections on the Impending Congressional Transportation Actions

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

What about major new infrastructure investments? Undoubtedly, they will be necessary in the longer run because of the need to replace aging facilities and accommodate future growth in population. But major capital expenditures can be—indeed, will have to be —deferred until the recession has ended, the economy has started growing again and the federal budget deficit has been brought under control.

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Adjusting to Fiscal and Political Realities

Monday, June 20th, 2011

The practical implications of this policy for the federal-aid transportation program are unambiguous: federal budget authority in FY 2012 and beyond will be limited to tax receipts flowing into the Highway Trust Fund. Those revenues (plus interest) will amount to an estimated $36.9 billion in 2011 according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)— $31.8 billion will be credited to the Highway Account and $5.1 billion to the Transit Account. Over the next ten years, CBO estimates these revenues will grow at an average rate of a little more than one percent per year, largely reflecting expected growth in motor fuel consumption. (“The Highway Trust Fund and Paying for Highways,” testimony of Joseph Kile, Asst. Director of CBO, before the Senate Finance Committee, May 17, 2011).

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Prospects for Transportation Legislation and Other Infrastructure Ventures

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

What are the prospects for surface transportation legislation in the 112th Congress? We explored this question informally in conversations on the sidelines of several recent meetings and conferences, by reviewing debates on the National Journal’s Transportation Blog and by soliciting observations from colleagues in the transportation community.

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