Infrastructure and Transportation

Options for Reducing the Deficit: 2017 to 2026 CBO periodically issues a volume of options—this year’s installment presents 115—that would decrease federal spending or increase federal revenues over the next decade. The report is available both as a PDF and in a searchable format.
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Scanning and Imaging Shipping Containers Overseas: Costs and Alternatives Scanning and imaging all U.S.-bound shipping containers at overseas ports would cost $12 billion to $32 billion over 10 years, CBO estimates. Boosting the number of containers imaged at U.S. ports instead would cost considerably less.
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The Renewable Fuel Standard: Issues for 2014 and Beyond Using the rising amounts of renewable transportation fuels required by the Renewable Fuel Standard will be difficult. CBO looks at how those requirements and alternatives would affect fuel and food prices and greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Highway Trust Fund and the Treatment of Surface Transportation Programs in the Federal Budget How can lawmakers address the imbalance between revenues and spending in the Highway Trust Fund? How does the unique budgetary classification of surface transportation programs limit the effectiveness of standard spending controls?
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Testimony on the Status of the Highway Trust Fund and Options for Financing Highway Spending With its current revenue sources, the Highway Trust Fund cannot support spending at the current rate. The fund’s projected shortfalls have generated increased interest in borrowing by state and local governments to finance highway projects.
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Effects of Federal Tax Credits for the Purchase of Electric Vehicles CBO's report assesses how the credits affect the relative cost of owning an electric vehicle, and how cost-effectively the credits reduce gasoline consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
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Infrastructure Banks and Surface Transportation CBO analyzes an illustrative federal infrastructure bank for transportation—one that is representative of those in many recent proposals.
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Energy Security in the United States Improving energy security—the ability of U.S. households and businesses to accommodate disruptions of supply in energy markets—requires considering policies related to the nation’s supply of and demand for oil.
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Alternative Approaches to Funding Highways This study examines broad alternatives for federal funding of highways, focusing on fuel taxes and on taxes that could be assessed on the basis of the number of miles that vehicles travel.
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