Capitol Hill Briefing

Setting Infrastructure Priorities: Considerations for the 115th Congress

March 8, 2017 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

2045 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Michael Sargent, Research Associate, Heritage Foundation; Alan Pisarski, Independent Writer, Analyst, and Consultant; Shirley Ybarra, Virginia Secretary of Transportation 1998–2002; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

Republicans and Democrats agree that more effort should be made to restore America’s infrastructure. But how should we decide what projects are funded? How much should be spent on new infrastructure and how much on reconstruction? How does funding and finance influence priorities? Should the goal be to create short‐​term jobs, long‐​term economic growth, or simply new transportation alternatives?

Join four leading transportation experts in a discussion of highways, transit, high‐​speed rail, airports and air traffic control, and transportation finance.