Making smart choices about infrastructure policy can help address larger policy challenges, from transportation to technology to flood protection.

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.

State Infrastructure Financing

Collected resources on federal funding opportunities, metrics, and financing tools

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State and local governments spend roughly half a trillion dollars annually on America’s roads, bridges, transit, and water systems, but still struggle to keep pace with needed repairs or make the significant upfront investments required to modernize public infrastructure. Most states lack the tools to track maintenance, repair, and investment needs for critical public infrastructure and, as a result, create unmonitored, long-term liabilities that could pose significant fiscal burdens in the future.