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Op-ed Placement

Deregulation Is the Key to a Successful Infrastructure Policy

07/20/2017
Originally Published in National Review on 7/20/17.

Eliminating the red tape that hampers so many infrastructure projects would make a world of difference.

As policymakers in Washington consider infrastructure legislation, regulatory reform that encourages sustained investment and innovation to help rebuild critical public networks should be the first item on the agenda. Targeted infrastructure deregulation like that which has enabled the country’s freight-rail system to thrive should be the model for future policy.