WASHINGTON — The Bipartisan Policy Center released a new spending reform plan Thursday that calls for a near quadrupling of the U.S. Transportation Department’s TIFIA program from a $122 million annual appropriation to $450 million.

The increase in the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program was part of what the center calls “performance-driven” budgeting or spending. Also included among the center’s recommendations for changing how the federal government spends its transportation money was an alternative minimum tax fix to promote more private-activity bonds and a revival of the Build America Bond program with the inclusion of private participation.

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