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 31, 2015
Infrastructure in the News: March 31, 2015
POLITICO: DOT secretary: U.S. transportation system ‘in a huge ditch’
Saying the nation’s network of roads and bridges is “in a huge ditch,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Monday that it’s time for Congress to act on a long-term transportation bill — and touted his administration’s newly unveiled legislative proposal as one solution.Read More
March 30, 2015
Infrastructure in the News: March 30, 2015
Detroit News: U.S. to unveil highway funding, reform bill
Washington — The U.S. Transportation Department on Monday will unveil its $478 billion proposal to fund surface transportation repairs over the next six years — less than two months before funding is set to run out again — and call for significant additional auto safety reforms.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
In 2009 Canada spent about 2.9 percent of its GDP on infrastructure.