Guiding Principles for Strengthening America's Infrastructure
March 27, 2006
America's economic well-being and physical security depend on safe and reliable public infrastructure. Roads, airports, railways, ports, and other public investments are instrumental in boosting America's productivity and global economic competitiveness. Facilities that manage water, waste, and energy are fundamental in sustaining our quality of life and health. But we are both under-investing in infrastructure and investing in the wrong projects: new investments are critically needed, but we lack the policy structures to make the correct choices and investments.
It is time to re-examine priorities for the nation's infrastructure. Based on our experience in the public and private sectors, these are the basic principles we believe should guide policy to strengthen the nation's infrastructure.