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
April 24, 2014
Infrastructure in the News: April 24, 2014
New York Times: New Labor Contract Will Cost M.T.A. $525 Million
When Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo revealed to great fanfare last week that a deal on a new labor contract had been reached with New York City’s subway and bus workers, officials did not reveal how much it would cost.
April 23, 2014
Infrastructure in the News: April 23, 2014
The Hill: Obama preparing transportation plan
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Tuesday announced that President Obama plans to provide lawmakers with a legislative proposal for renewing federal transportation spending.Read 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
“After all, innovation is what America has always been about…..and nowhere is the promise of innovation greater than in American-made energy.”