Welcome to our library of white papers. Discover what we have investigated and what we are about to research next.
What is a White Paper?
Our white papers are longer and more nuanced reports giving policymakers and industry leaders a clear roadmap through a complex issue. They cover a number of public policy challenges, focusing on pro-innovation solutions that can be implemented in a nonpartisan way through law, regulation, or simply best practices. These include an issue background, explanation of the challenge, and proposed solutions or recommendations. Aii white papers are longer than policy briefs, but not more complicated. To ensure you are up to speed and ready for these reports, try reading our policy blogs and briefs. Want a deeper dive on a single topic? Visit our Issues pages for background, challenges, solutions, and all our analysis on the subject.
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Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Why Data Must Take Center Stage to Reform Damage Prevention
The Safety Impact of Technology and Crew Size: An analysis of accident data, incorporation of technology, and train crew staff levels on rail safety trends
Consensus Around Technologies: The Key Communications Technologies that Need to be Adopted to Improve Efficiency and Reduce Excavation Damages
Excavation Damage to Underground Infrastructure: A Look at the Federal Damage Prevention Approach
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Evaluating an Anomalous Year, Incorporating Technology, and Applying Lessons from the Past Decade
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Proactive Steps to Combat Five Years of Rising Excavation Damage
811: One-Call Before You Dig : The Development and Future of Damage Prevention Efforts
Improving Upon Our Dig Laws: Excavation Damage, Data, and Trends for Industry and Policymaker Analysis
The Revenue Failure of the Highway Trust Fund: Why the Gas Tax is Obsolete
Building a Smarter Electric Grid: How Investing In Smarter Electricity Will Energize America
ARCTIC PROMISE: Challenges and Opportunities in Realizing the Next Generation of U.S. Arctic Infrastructure
(POLISH) The Energy (Dis)Union: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emerging Market
(ITALIAN) The Energy (Dis)Union: Challenges and Opportunities in the Emerging Market
The Highway Trust Fund: A History, Analysis, Discussion, and Assessment for Improving Solvency