Assessing “America’s Metro”
With delays, overcrowding and safety concerns, Washington area commuters experience the infrastructure crisis in America on a daily basis. Improvements are already underway with SafeTrack coming to an end on June 25 and Wi-Fi service coming to 30 stations by end of 2017. Hear the plans for assessing “America’s Metro” and developing recommendations for sustainable plans for governance, funding and bipartisan support.
Smart Infrastructure and Global Advantage (Presented by our sponsor Association of Equipment Manufacturers)
Repairing and restoring America’s physical infrastructure is not sufficient for the 21st century economy. Building the next generation of American infrastructure calls for a focus on network and systems that maximize use of connected technology. Smart infrastructure results in improved workflow, faster construction time, and lower environmental impact. To realize the full benefits of American infrastructure renewal, we must ensure connectivity between and within rural and urban America supporting the safe and easy movement of people and goods, as well as strong economic growth and robust job creation.
The Connected Future of Smart Cities
With quickly evolving advancements in the connected technologies, data science and 5G, American cities and towns are poised to unleash smarter infrastructure, providing enhanced information, services and security for communities. Industry and state, local and federal government actors must work together to build America’s next-generation broadband infrastructure, able to support today’s technical capabilities and 21st century possibilities.
Financing Infrastructure Improvements
President Trump’s infrastructure proposal is not what Congress expected, placing a strong emphasis on state and local leadership for infrastructure financing. With vastly different approaches from the new Administration and members of Congress, Bloomberg sits down with the representatives of distinctly different local interests to take a look at bipartisan financing and investment ideas to move infrastructure forward across America.