Five Truths About Infrastructure

By:  Dr. John Brown Miller Joel Moser’s August 4, 2017 column “Five myths about infrastructure” was an interesting read, and I finally have time to rebut it.  I know, respect, and like Mr. Moser.  As with all complicated subjects, there are competing, conflicting, views. Mr. Moser’s “five myths” are actually “five truths”.  I’ve relabeled and

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Infrastructure Upside Down – The Gateway Project

Infrastructure Off-Track:  the Gateway Project to New York By:  Dr. John Brown Miller [Originally published by The Washington Examiner on April 8, 2018.] The federal role in financing state infrastructure remains upside down.  Instead of using life cycle competition to confirm value for money, Congress remains focused on earmarking state projects in federal appropriation bills. 

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We can lower infrastructure price tag . . .

  By:  Dr. John Brown Miller [Originally published by THE HILL on November 22 2017, without charts.]  This is the third in a three part series on infrastructure. As American infrastructure continues to decline, the endless debate whether “public” or “private” infrastructure is “cheaper” is much more amusing than substantive. The four typical cash flows

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Our Infrastructure is doomed from the start

By:  Dr. John Brown Miller [Originally published THE HILL on November 20, 2017, without charts.]  This is the first part in a three part series on infrastructure. The “design-bid-build” project model is one of several proven methods for delivering infrastructure. It’s been the model of choice since 1916, when Congress began funding the U.S. highway

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@TheHill Trilogy of Infrastructure Posts – in Charts.

By: Dr. John Brown Miller Miller was previously a professor of civil engineering at MIT, chairman of the American Bar Association Section of Public Contract Law and is an expert on infrastructure procurement. This is the first part of a three-part series on infrastructure. Thanks to @TheHill for publishing a three-part series on infrastructure issues

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