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, 2015
Infrastructure in the News: April 24, 2015
Bloomberg: Fed Meeting, GDP, Abe, Apple, Buffett: Week Ahead April 25-May 2
-U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx are among participants in the “America on the Move: Investing in U.S. Infrastructure” panel, hosted by Bloomberg Government in partnership with the Building America’s Future bipartisan coalition. 08:00 in Washington.Read More
April 23, 2015
Infrastructure in the News: April 23, 2015
Washington Post: The U.S.’s energy infrastructure will need major changes, says Obama report
The U.S. electric grid will require major changes to reposition itself for the future challenges of climate change, new technologies, and national security in coming decades, according to a first-ever “Quadrennial Energy Review” released by the Obama administration.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
Capital investment needs for the nation’s wastewater and storm water systems are estimated to total $298 billion over the next twenty years.