Another Infrastructure Policy Proposal Emerges In Congress

Transport Topics reports, last Friday, Congress’s bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus unveiled a policy recommendations report characterized in the article as an alternative to the White House infrastructure proposal. The report focuses primarily on surface transportation assets, but addresses other core infrastructure such as ports and airports, water and sewer systems, energy delivery systems and communications networks. In regards to funding, it calls for “preserving and expanding tax-advantaged infrastructure financing options,” incentivizing public-private partnerships, and increasing federal fuel taxes.

According to a news release issued by the 58-member caucus, the report “puts forward a set of policies to serve as a bipartisan framework for addressing the dire need to rebuild and responsibly invest in infrastructure across the nation,” and “also helps define the scope of a bipartisan agreement on a transportation and infrastructure plan.”