Guiding Principles for Strengthening America's Infrastructure
At a National Press Club event on March 27, the CSIS Commission on Public Infrastructure, under its co-chairs — Ambassador Felix Rohatyn and former Senator Warren Rudman — outlined the findings of commission members
John J. Castellani, president, Business Roundtable; John J. Hamre, CSIS president and CEO; Dana Mead, chairman, MIT Corporation; Bernard Schwartz, chairman and CEO, Loral Space and Communications; John C. Whitehead, chairman, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation; Frederick B. Whittemore, advisory director, Morgan Stanley; and Everett Ehrlich,commission executive director and former under secretary of commerce.
Among its recommendations, the commission suggests a unified federal project for infrastructure improvement having the authority to finance projects with fifty-year bonds guaranteed by the federal government. The co-chairs released a document outlining a set of "Guiding Principles for Strengthening America's Infrastructure," which offers a policy framework to help meet the goal of a stronger physical infrastructure.
"Rebuilding America is an historic task," said co-chairs Rohatyn and Rudman. "We have the means to do it."
Guiding Principles for Strengthening America's Infrastructure, National Press Club, Washington D.C., March 27, 2006