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Revisiting Rail Safety Technologies

03 Mar 2016, Posted by staff in All Posts, Analysis, Blog Posts

Last August, we released a rail safety report, “Back on Track: Bringing Rail Safety into the 21st Century,” which focused on technologies and best practices that if incorporated would improve passenger and freight rail safety. At the time we noted that we wanted to kick start a conversation on the…

Congress Begins Work on WRDA Reauthorization

24 Feb 2016, Posted by staff in All Posts, Analysis, Blog Posts

Written by Shane Skelton, Aii Executive Director On February 24, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure held a hearing titled, “A Review of United States Army Corps of Engineers Reports to Congress on Future Water Resources Development and Chief’s Reports.” The hearing was held in anticipation…

Broadband Deployment

11 Feb 2016, Posted by staff in All Posts, Analysis, Blog Posts

On December 2, 2015, the U.S. House of Representative’s Committee on Energy & Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a markup (vote) on a discussion draft bill aimed at facilitating the deployment of broadband Internet service. Among other things, the bill aimed to remove barriers to broadband access by…

High-Speed Internet Access: A Luxury No More

01 Feb 2016, Posted by staff in All Posts, Analysis, Blog Posts

A contribution by Chanil N. De Silva; Policy Director at Nouveau Inc. High-speed Internet had in the past been associated with affluence, while many households used dial-up modems and many more had no Internet access at all. Over time, the Internet – initially developed as a defense resource – has become…

Aii Latest Report Highlights Jones Act Policy as Outdated

19 Jan 2016, Posted by staff in All Posts, Analysis, Blog Posts

Read the full report here. Aii released a new report today, “The Jones Act: Protectionism v Global Trade,” calling the Jones Act outdated and inconsistent especially as the United States is entering new global markets and removing longstanding barriers to trade. The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act…

Aii Executive Director Published in Public Sector Digest

15 Jan 2016, Posted by staff in All Posts, Analysis, Blog Posts

Read full article here. Aii’s Executive Director, Shane Skelton was published in this month’s issue of Public Sector Digest. The article titled, “Tackling the Infrastructure Deficit: Using Private Dollars for Public Projects,” proposes alternative methods for funding the nation’s crucial infrastructure projects.

EU Energy Panel Highlight Video

14 Dec 2015, Posted by staff in All Posts, Blog Posts

Watch this video on vimeo. Aii released a new video highlighting remarks from its recent policy discussion on Capitol Hill. The forum, hosted on December 1st, examined infrastructure connectivity f the European Union and resulting implications on U.S. energy policy. The panel featured representatives from Eastern and Central Europe and…

The Fast Act: What you should know

10 Dec 2015, Posted by staff in All Posts, Blog Posts

 A contribution by Chanil N. De Silva; Director of Policy at Nouveau Inc. President Obama signed a five-year, $305 billion, surface-transportation funding bill into law on Friday December 4th.  The bill, known as the FAST Act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act) is the first long-term transportation-funding bill since 2005. The…

Aii Hosts Event on EU Energy Connectivity in U.S. Capitol

03 Dec 2015, Posted by staff in All Posts, Blog Posts

The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure hosted an expert panel discussion on European energy connectivity and its impact on U.S. energy policy decisions in the U.S. Capitol on December 1st. The experts throughout the event underscored the significant role America can play in alleviating the EU’s infrastructure challenges and particularly…