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Biden’s Infrastructure Plan and Alternatives

President Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure spending plan would fund highways, transit, and Amtrak but would also spend hundreds of billions of dollars on private‐​sector facilities such as broadband, electric vehicles, and the electricity grid. Biden’s plan would be supported by a large corporate tax increase.

Would the plan improve U.S. infrastructure? What would be the effect of the tax increase? Will the plan gain congressional support? What alternative reforms would work better for the nation’s highways, transit, rail, and water systems?

Join three infrastructure experts to examine these issues. Robert Poole is director of transportation policy at Reason Foundation and author of Rethinking America’s Highways: A 21st‐​Century Vision for Better Infrastructure. Randal O’Toole is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute and author of Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains We Love Are Not the Transportation We Need. Chris Edwards is director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute and editor of Down​siz​ing​Gov​ern​ment​.org.

Robert W. Poole Jr.

Director of Transportation Policy and Searle Freedom Trust Transportation Fellow, Reason Foundation

Chris Edwards

Director of Tax Policy Studies and Editor, Down​siz​ing​Gov​ern​ment​.org