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
February 26, 2015
Infrastructure in the News: February 26, 2015
BAF IN THE NEWS
Gulf Today: ‘Dubai transport investment is rewarding’
In his keynote address, the former US Secretary of Transport (2009-2013), Ray Lahood said that Dubai’s investment in transport infrastructure such as “the way we did it in America during Obama’s term” is rewarding because it creates jobs and renders convenience in living in the city.Read More
February 25, 2015
Infrastructure in the News: February 25, 2015
BAF IN THE NEWS
Gulf News: Sustainable transport awards on Wednesday
Ray LaHood, former Secretary of the US Department of Transportation, will be the guest of honour and key speaker at the opening ceremony.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
Fuel wasted sitting in traffic reached a total of 2.9 billion gallons in 2011 – enough to fill the New Orleans Superdome four times.