Research Brief: Improving America’s Road Infrastructure by Embracing Uncertainty

March 10, 2022

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act represent a unique opportunity to transform America's infrastructure. Nevertheless, it closes less than half of the investment gap needed to build a world class infrastructure within the United States. As such, policymakers still need to spend funds wisely to get the most from their investment. In this research brief, the MIT CSHub shows how a fresh approach to asset management including flexible decision-making, taking a long-term perspective, and including a diverse set of materials and maintenance technologies provides a powerful tool to provide the most bang for our infrastructure buck.