Physical Infrastructure

Our Work

The Physical Infrastructure team helps Congress, federal agencies, and the public address challenges within the U.S. infrastructure. The transportation systems, telecommunications networks, oil and gas pipelines, and federal facilities we depend on are owned, funded, and operated by both the public and private sectors. These transportation and communications systems are vital to interstate commerce and are necessary for a vibrant, healthy economy. Policy decisions addressing infrastructure challenges directly affect our nation's economic vitality and quality of life.

Our reports and testimonies help Congress oversee a variety of federal agencies and other entities. We help Congress and the agencies and entities we review ensure the continued efficiency, safety, and security of the nation's infrastructure. Among the agencies and entities we review are the following:

    • Department of Transportation (DOT), including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
    • General Services Administration (GSA).
    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
    • Amtrak.
    • U.S. Postal Service.