Infrastructure 2009: Pivot Point warns that short-term stimulus funding for various road, transit, rail, and water projects offers no substitute for a concerted long-range U.S. effort to maintain national prosperity in a rapidly evolving and more competitive global marketplace. The report recommends a total revamping of how the country plans, funds, and implements infrastructure programs.
The report lays out four guidelines to lead the U.S. in a new direction:
- Set a national strategy
- Plan holistically
- Revamp government
- Change funding approaches