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
October 27, 2014
Infrastructure in the News: October 27, 2014
BAF IN THE NEWS
Washington Post: We can’t imagine tomorrow’s infrastructure, but we still must fix today’s
Many leaders are pleading with the nation to invest billions of dollars very quickly in our transportation system, just to put it back in a state of good repair.
October 24, 2014
Infrastructure in the News: October 24, 2014
Bloomberg: Amtrak Considers Selling Real Estate for Development
Amtrak will consider selling or leasing real estate it owns in New York, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago and Philadelphia as part of a plan to raise money, the U.S. passenger rail operator’s chairman said.
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A "smart" power grid could have saved $6 billion during the 2003 blackout.