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Posts Tagged ‘National Infrastructure Bank’

Infrastructure Bank: Tricky, But Just Do It

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Transportation Issues Daily Can’t we stop wringing our hands about the concerns of establishing a National Infrastructure Bank and just do it? For years a National Infrastructure Bank has been touted as the “next greatest idea” for financing our most pressing infrastructure needs.  But we don’t seem to get to the next step.  I’ve been […]

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A New Economic Analysis of Infrastructure Investment

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

President Obama’s FY 2013 Budget proposes a bold plan to renew and expand America’s infrastructure. The plan includes a $50 billion up-front investment connected to a $476 billion six-year reauthorization of the surface transportation program and the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank. In support of this commitment, the Department of the Treasury, with the Council of Economic Advisers, has updated our analysis of the economic effects of infrastructure investment.

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Bridging the Partisan Divide

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Innovation NewsBriefs Vol.22, No. 28 Two infrastructure-focused meetings on Capitol Hill — one sponsored by the liberal-leaning (or “center-left” as they prefer to be called) Progressive Policy Institute (PPI), the other by the conservative-leaning Free Congress Foundation — have sent an encouraging signal that, when it comes to investment in transportation, the partisan divide is […]

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Building Communities of Opportunity: Highlights from President Obama’s 2012 Budget

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

To inform the 2012 budget debate, this document examines primarily two broad arenas—infrastructure investments to grow the economy and connect people to opportunity, and programs that build healthy, stable neighborhoods. These are both critical components in promoting communities rich with opportunity that enable everyone to thrive. We hope that this document will inform the decision-making process of policymakers and fuel the advocacy efforts of those committed to improving the life prospects for our nation‟s struggling communities.

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The Outlook for the Federal Transportation Program in the Next Congress

Monday, December 20th, 2010

Innovation NewsBriefs Vol. 21, No. 32 Remarks by Kenneth Orski, Editor-Publisher of Innovation NewsBriefs before the Transportation Leaders session at the National Conference of State Legislatures, Phoenix, AZ, December 9, 2010 Broadly speaking, we can expect the changing balance of power in the next Congress to manifest itself in two ways: a strong push to […]

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Federal Surface Transportation Reauthorization Talks at a Standstill

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

The key federal funding source for highways, bridges and mass transit capital funding expires at the end of the month with no likelihood of a long-term reauthorization. At this point, it seems most likely that Congress will extend existing legislation for one to two years, with funding formulas holding at 2005 levels. As a result, New York State transportation agencies that planned on increased funding in the coming years with a new transportation bill, now face even deeper capital budget deficits, which will further jeopardize critical improvement and expansion projects.

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A Fresh Look at the Prospects for Transportation in the New Congress

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Last month we conducted an informal survey among colleagues in the transportation community about the outlook for the federal surface transportation program in the year(s) ahead…One comment from a veteran transportation insider summed up concisely the collective mindset: “There will be nothing ‘transformational’ about the future program,” he opined.

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