Infrastructure

The American Society of Civil Engineers gives the U.S.’s infrastructure a D+ rating. America’s roads, rails, ports, and airports are aging, overcrowded, and increasingly outdated. For many cities, business essentials—like electric power, clean drinking water, and Internet connectivity—are growing less reliable. Moreover, federal funding isn’t just inadequate, it’s erratic. Congress used to work with governors on 10-year highway spending plans. This allowed states and local governments to take the long-term view that infrastructure programs require. For most of the past decade, Congress authorized highway funding in three- to nine-month increments, making long-term planning impracticable. The good news? In 2015, Congress passed a $305 billion 5-year highway investment bill. Mayors, governors and local business leaders are developing alternative financing models. They are also sharing “smart city” strategies that integrate technology into our infrastructure to improve efficiency and convenience.

Reports

Media

DO WE NEED TO BUILD A WALL?

Infrastructure

ANSWERING AMERICA: DO WE NEED TO BUILD A WALL?

Answering America, Infrastructure

SOLUTIONS 2020: POLICY WORKING GROUP, INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure, Solutions 2020

News & Events

Recap: Solutions 2020 briefing with Senator Amy Klobuchar

Infrastructure, Solutions 2020

Infrastructure Investment is the Key to Growth – Robert Roche

Infrastructure