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
August 28, 2014
Infrastructure in the News: August 28, 2014
BAF IN THE NEWS
USA Today: New advocacy group urges spending on airports, tech
The leadership of a new air-travel advocacy group, Travelers' Voice, announced its goals Wednesday to expand airports and improve air-traffic control technology.Read More
August 27, 2014
Infrastructure in the News: August 27, 2014
BAF IN THE NEWS
Philadelphia Inquirer: An ‘I’m Stuck’ app for jammed holiday travel
It's summer's last fling. Roads will be jammed, trains crowded, and airplanes full. Ah, Labor Day weekend.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
“If we do not have a world class infrastructure here in broadband for cutting-edge devices and services, the next generation of innovations, the next great companies…will start in another country and not here.”