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Mercatus Infrastructure Resources

For several years, policymakers have called for greater investments in infrastructure, while the definition of “infrastructure” has expanded beyond traditional surface transportation. As our cities and rural areas face different challenges, policymakers also must grapple with how to finance new and existing projects to meet the needs of their constituents.

Research scholars of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University have been informing policymakers, at both the federal and state levels, on issues surrounding infrastructure and solutions to improve our existing systems. The body of work below highlights our scholar-focused interest on infrastructure and the role of the Federal government. This research discusses the need for financing and funding solutions, changes to the current allocation of federal spending, and the role technology plays in determining how American infrastructure is maintained and built.

General Infrastructure

Infrastructure Financing

Surface Transportation

Rail Transportation

Air Transportation

Public Transportation

Housing

Broadband

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