Progress Report and Scorecard
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Publisher Council on Foreign Relations Press
Release Date June 2012
In his blog post, CFR Senior Fellow and Renewing America Director Edward Alden introduces the Renewing America Progress Report and Scorecard series, which is intended to highlight—in both a visually compelling fashion and in a more detailed narrative—the challenges the United States faces in rebuilding the foundations of its economic strength.
The first installment of the series, "Road to Nowhere: Federal Transportation Infrastructure Policy," provides a critical assessment of federal transportation policy.
Just a generation ago, the United States invested heavily to create one of the world’s best transportation infrastructure networks. But now, with real investment stagnating even as much of the infrastructure is reaching the end of its useful life, global economic competitors are leaving the United States behind. Along with a description of major policy initiatives, the report analyzes what’s needed to get U.S. transportation infrastructure back on track.
More About This Publication
This report was prepared by Rebecca Strauss, associate director of Renewing America Publications at the Council on Foreign Relations.
The Renewing America initiative explores the major domestic challenges facing the United States that have significant consequences for national security and foreign policy.
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June 14, 2012Audio
Speaker: Scott Thomasson
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos
May 9, 2012
Scott Thomasson, president of NewBuild Strategies LLC, discusses policy and legislative issues affecting state investment in infrastructure,…
Apirl 15, 2012
The Wall Street Journal comments that Americans don’t want to live in Ray LaHood’s car-free utopia; moreover, top-down transportation…
Author: Scott Thomasson
At a time when the country’s infrastructure needs are more pressing than ever, Scott Thomasson offers pragmatic solutions for working around…
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