Virtual Event: Paying for Infrastructure

America’s infrastructure may soon be getting an upgrade. The Highway Trust Fund is currently less than a year from insolvency, and policymakers are currently discussing spending $1 trillion or more to modernize infrastructure, including investments in transportation, communications, housing, water, electricity, and green technology. But how will they pay for these expenses?  

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted Paying for Infrastructure, a virtual event that explored possible revenue sources. A panel of experts discussed options ranging from vehicle miles traveled (VMT) fees to income taxes to carbon pricing.


Robert Atkinson, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Jeff Davis, Eno Center for Transportation

Chye-Ching Huang, Tax Law Center at NYU Law

Adele Morris, Brookings Institution