Making smart choices about infrastructure policy can help address larger policy challenges, from transportation to technology to clean energy. Pew’s research examines issues that are critical to improving the economy, our shared environment, and civic life. It includes a focus on understanding the partnership of the federal government, states, and localities.
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All levels of government play a role in building and maintaining our nation’s roads, bridges, and transit through a partnership in which the financial contributions are substantial and deeply intertwined. Yet over the past 10 years, the Highway Trust Fund, which pays the vast majority of the federal contribution to our transportation infrastructure, hasn’t been able to keep pace with... Read More
Electricity is illuminating, but its generation, transmission, and distribution have long been opaque. Cleaner, Cheaper, Stronger: Industrial Efficiency in the Changing Utility Landscape reports on how the once static utility industry is becoming a dynamic and transformative opportunity for the nation’s economic, environmental, and energy future. Read More
On May 23, 2015, Congress passed a two-month extension of funding for transportation projects—the 33rd short-term transportation measure enacted in the past six years. The persistent lack of long-term federal funding was one of the many transportation challenges discussed at an event hosted by The Pew Charitable Trusts on April 17, 2015. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx... Read More