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
March 7, 2014
Infrastructure in the News: March 7, 2014
The Hill: Rail industry, regulators debate feasibility of automating trains
Rail industry officials and federal accident regulators disagreed about the viability of a looming mandate that most U.S. railways be equipped with automated control systems by the end of next year during a Senate hearing on Thursday.
March 6, 2014
Infrastructure in the News: March 6, 2014
BAF IN THE NEWS
Forbes: Mike Bloomberg on the UN, Climate change and how Obama’s efforts are just not enough
In an interview with Mike Bloomberg, philanthropist and 108thMayor of New York City, we discussed his involvement with theC40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, his recent appointment as UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, what he thinks about President Obama’s efforts to tackle the climate crisis, and much more.
- 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
“Halting trade through America’s ports, even briefly, is like cutting off our lifeline. Because international trade is central to our economic well-being and seaports connect us with the rest of the world, keeping them modern, navigable, safe and properly supported is a core priority...”