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An analysis by Clifford Winston of the Brookings Institution highlights the ineffectiveness of the U.S. transportation system and offers suggestions to improve it. Winston notes that there are more than $100 billion worth of inefficiencies, including road damage, congestion and inept highway funding. "The empirical evidence indicates that our hugely important transportation system has been compromised by various
government policies and the significant welfare costs motivate either vastly improving public provision or expanding the role of the private sector," writes Winston in the Journal of Economic Literature.

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