America's transportation infrastructure includes our highways, bridges, tunnels, railways, airports, transit systems, ports, and freight goods movement.
America's water systems includes our dams, levees, waterways, as well as our drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.
Building America's Future Educational Fund (BAF-EF) released a study on America's economic competitiveness as it relates to infrastructure.Related Topics:Economy
With innovations in new technology we can find better ways to move goods and people more efficiently, quickly, and in smarter ways and improve other infrastructure sectors across the United States.
Ensuring a reliable and efficient energy grid is vital to ensuring that America remains attractive for business growth and expansion, and that Americans retain the high quality of life we have come to expect.
Improving Americans' Quality of Life
People and goods must have the ability to move quickly and efficiently from one location to another. If the U.S. population continues to grow then the problems we face today with congestion, gridlock, deteriorating roads and bridges, and failing levees will only get worse.
Consider the following:
National Infrastructure Bank
A National Infrastructure Bank (Bank) could help leverage billions of private-sector dollars that could be invested in critical nationally or regionally significant infrastructure projects.
A National Infrastructure Bank could be successful if these basic concepts are considered:Related Topics:Accountability & Reforms
May 20, 2015
Infrastructure in the News: May 20, 2015
BAF IN THE NEWS
The Hill: Ex-DOT chief raps Congress for highway patches
Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood chided Congress on Tuesday for refusing to increase the nation’s gas tax as lawmakers are preparing to pass a temporary extension of federal transportation funding that only last for two months.Read More
May 19, 2015
Infrastructure in the News: May 19, 2015
The MidWeek Wire: WirePOLITICS: Brendan Boyle weighs in on Amtrak and infrastructure
Boyle marked Infrastructure Week by calling on Republicans to protect good-paying jobs and avert the impending expiration of the Highway and Transit Trust Fund.Read More
Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles explains why infrastructure investment is important in his community.
- Press Release Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell Calls for Port, Waterway Strategy in Speech to American Association of Port Authorities Read More
- Press Release BAF Educational Fund Releases Infrastructure Report: Falling Apart and Falling Behind Read More
- Published Report An Economic Analysis of Infrastructure Investment Read More
“Public and private investment in the economic foundation of the United States is critical for long-term economic prosperity. The United States’ global competitiveness is dependent upon the construction and maintenance of a world class infrastructure.”