Tagged Infrastructure

The National Infrastructure Bank: A Cure-All for America’s Infrastructure Woes?

By Dennis Lytton The first infrastructure bank bill was proposed by Congress in 2007, and some iteration of it has been reintroduced in every Congress since. Beginning in 2009, the Obama Administration identified the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank (NIB) as an important goal for enhancing surface transportation financing. The President recently renewed that…

No Silver Lining? Future of Tysons Corner is in Metro

by Matthew Butram Sep. 9, 2006 was an unhappy day for many advocates of urbanization in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. Even as plans moved forward on the Washington Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s proposed extension out to Dulles International Airport (popularly referred to as the “Silver Line”), the federal government flexed its financial muscle and…