Accountability & Reforms
A National Infrastructure Bank could serve as a major step forward in reforming how Washington conducts business. Infrastructure investment should be based on merit and accountability at all levels of government, and the federal government should fund programs and projects of regional and national significance.
For this to be successful, states and localities must be held accountable for ensuring that projects are completed on time, on budget and meet rigorous performance standards.
We must also reduce costs by finding ways to streamline the process while protecting the environment. The federal government should streamline bureaucratic processes and allow greater flexibility to enable states and localities to use federal infrastructure funds quickly, efficiently and effectively - and to leverage innovative approaches to financing infrastructure investments, consistent with the national vision. By eliminating wasteful and duplicative programs, reducing redundancies and streamlining the process we can begin rebuilding the United States.
- Press Release Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell Calls for Port, Waterway Strategy in Speech to American Association of Port Authorities Read More
- Press Release BAF Educational Fund Releases Infrastructure Report: Falling Apart and Falling Behind Read More
- Published Report An Economic Analysis of Infrastructure Investment Read More
Freight tonnage is estimated to increase 88% through 2035.