It makes sense to analyze a simpler context, e.g., immigration policy within a free country with a rights respecting government. If we can establish these principles within a simpler context, it becomes a little clearer how to deal with the current actual mess.
If roads were private the owners would have an incentive to provide capacity, safety, and invent a pricing mechanism that would enable traffic to flow freely.
Artifically low prices resulting from government decree causes an artificial shortage which results in long lines, empty stations, and lack of incentives for more supplies.
Government intervention necessarily begets more intervention.
While reading “The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge” by David McCullough, I came across a passage referring to the death of Emily Roebling, the wife of Washington Roebling, that I found particularly poignant.