Infrastructure is at the heart of America's greatest challenges. From ensuring safe drinking water for all Americans to addressing global warming, which threatens to change life as we know it, the nation's infrastructure policy is an opportunity to undertake the challenge of building a better world. As the national debate around infrastructure continues, federal decision makers should prioritize public health, the preservation of a livable climate, and the quality of life in our communities by focusing on five key areas - energy, water, solid waste, transportation and preserving our natural infrastructure.

In 2013, more than 550,000 Oregonians lacked health insurance. By 2017, thanks to the federal Affordable Care Act, that number had fallen by more than half. Recent changes by the federal government threaten to undermine this progress by making it harder for Oregonians who purchase insurance in the individual market to continue to do so. Our new report, A Better Health Insurance Market for Oregon: Options for Oregon to Maintain Consumer Access to Affordable Health Insurance, explores several options for how Oregon might respond to policy changes that threaten to weaken the individual insurance market.

Elizabeth Ridlington

Too often, infrastructure policy seems to be driven by short-term priorities – getting projects underway, creating jobs, or squeezing out another couple decimal points of growth in GDP. The reality, however, is that the projects we build today will shape the America our kids and grandkids inherit. We owe it to them to make good choices.

Tony Dutzik

Electric vehicles (EVs) offer many benefits for California, including cleaner air and the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This infographic, from Frontier Group's 2019 report Ready to Charge, lays out the cumbersome steps that EV owners must sometimes follow in order charge their vehicle, suggesting the need for policy changes and investment in charging infrastructure.

Alana Miller

For the release of Ready to Charge, a San Diego Tribune reporter took a ride in an EV to discuss the obstacles to EV charging.

From Denver to San Antonio, reporters around the country explored the city rankings of Shining Cities 2019.

Following the release of Debit Cards on Campus, Wells Fargo announced that it would eliminate some fees on its campus debit cards.

Our work with U.S. PIRG on Highway Boondoggles was highlighted by TransitCenter's Steven Higadishe in his opinion piece for The Hill, which links transportation and climate change.

Forbes referenced findings from Frontier Group and U.S. PIRG's 2018 report on debt collection.

Analyst R.J. Cross spoke to Marketplace about the dangers of rising auto debt for consumers and the link to America's car-dependent transportation system.