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The Hazards of Noncompete Clauses in Public-Private Partnership Deals

Cars wait in a tunnel article icon Issue Brief Noncompete clauses constrain the government’s ability to improve critical infrastructure facilities, and they allow private concessionaries to earn returns that are disproportionate to the amount of revenue risk they have taken on.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, July 27, 2016

An Infrastructure Plan for America

ironworkers on bridge book_alt2 icon Report At each stage of our national development, the federal government has made major investments in infrastructure to accommodate future population growth and facilitate economic prosperity. The time has come once again to make sustained investments across sectors to ensure the United States is poised to thrive in the 21st century.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Fact Sheet: A Plan for Investing in America’s Infrastructure

construction worker article icon Fact Sheet Sustained investment in infrastructure will lay the foundation for prosperity and rebuild the middle class.

by Kevin DeGood, Christian E. Weller, Andrew Schwartz | Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wrong-Headed Economics Stops Us Replacing Lead Pipes

Kevin DeGood discusses why fiscal austerity on issues like the Flint water crisis harms the entire nation.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Danger of Measuring Roadway Congestion Wrong

Wilshire Boulevard article icon Issue Brief By measuring congestion as a reduction in vehicle speed, the U.S. Department of Transportation will penalize states and regions that invest in public transportation—especially traditional bus and bus rapid transit systems.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Can New Transportation Technologies Improve Equity and Access to Opportunity?

A driver for the ridesharing service Lyft uses Lyft's smartphone app. article icon Issue Brief Rapid advances in technology, including mobile applications that facilitate ridesharing, are transforming surface transportation with the potential to expand transit ridership, social equity, and access to opportunity.

by Kevin DeGood and Andrew Schwartz | Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Leveraging New Transportation Technology to Increase Affordable Housing

Local leaders must begin to review long-range transportation, housing, and community development plans to take advantage of the revolution occurring in infrastructure.

by Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

How Congress Should Respond to the Flint Water Crisis

A Flint water towerThe water crisis in Flint was both foreseeable and preventable; Congress must ensure this never happens again by increasing infrastructure funding and strengthening oversight.

by Kevin DeGood and Greg Dotson | Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Larry Hogan’s hovering white elephant

Kevin DeGood argues that Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan should prioritize cost-beneficial investments that will bring real benefits to the state over the so-called maglev train.

by Kevin DeGood | Friday, January 22, 2016

Complete Streets: Orlando, Florida

Pedestrians walk in the rain article icon Issue Brief The Orlando metropolitan region’s Complete Streets initiative is a cost-effective way to improve mobility and safety for all system users—yet it remains unbuilt.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 17, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 4

Birmingham interchange article icon Issue Brief The Northern Beltline in Birmingham, Alabama, is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Thursday, December 3, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 3

Wisconsin highway article icon Issue Brief Wisconsin State Highway 23 is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 2

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport article icon Issue Brief The West Bay Parkway is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 2015

White Elephant Watch: Vol. 1

The beach in Panama City, Florida article icon Issue Brief The Gulf Coast Parkway is a costly and unnecessary project that highlights the lack of accountability with federal transportation funds.

by Kevin DeGood | Monday, September 28, 2015

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Misses an Opportunity for Reform

Morning rush hourSenate highway authorization fails to make needed reforms to reduce congestion, improve overall system performance, or direct federal funds flow to projects that will provide the greatest return on investment.

by Kevin DeGood | Tuesday, June 30, 2015