A Reform Agenda for the U.S. Department of Transportation

  • Date: 09/09/2020

The goal of the U.S. transportation system is to safely, sustainably, and cost-effectively facilitate the movement of people and goods. When done right, infrastructure investments produce broad-based prosperity for American workers and firms. Conversely, poor project selection can increase local pollution burdens, create barriers to opportunity, and produce unproductive assets that serve as a drag on economic growth. In short, simply increasing federal spending is not sufficient. New federal dollars must be paired with policy reforms to ensure that funding from Washington yields the greatest social, environmental, and economic return on investment.

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