Common Good Responds to CRS and Defazio Critiques of “Two Years” Report


The Congressional Research Service (CRS), at the behest of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio, recently released a memorandum critiquing Common Good’s white paper, “Two Years, Not Ten Years: Redesigning Infrastructure Approvals,” that was published in 2015. 

Common Good Responds to Critique of “Two Years, Not Ten Years”


UPDATE:

This weekend, Washington Post Columnist George Will weighed in on CAP’s critique of Common Good’s “Two Years, Not Ten Years” report:

Twenty months after Howard published his article, the response by the Center for American Progress (CAP) shows how far we have defined efficiency down: It celebrates the fact that federal environmental statements average only 4.6 years.

 

Philip Howard Discusses Infrastructure, Broken Government in Guardian Interview


Following his participation in the Trump Administration’s Strategic and Policy Forum, Philip Howard was interviewed by the Guardian newspaper about a possible way forward to fix America’s broken infrastructure – both in terms of funding and streamlining the permitting process:

Philip Howard, a lawyer and advocate of “government simplification”, took part in a break-out session with Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary; Bayo Ogunlesi, chairman of Global Infrastructure Partners; and Matt Rose, executive chairman of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway, which then reported back to Trump.