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Virtual Event: Paying for Infrastructure

Apr 8, 2021 | Other Spending

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.

Panelists:

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

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