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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Aii Latest Report Highlights Jones Act Policy as Outdated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 Aii released a new report today, “The Jones Act: Protectionism v Global Trade,” calling the Jones Act outdated and inconsistent especially as the United States is entering new global markets and removing longstanding barriers to trade.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…

Transporting Crude Oil By Water Highlighted at Recent Conference

20 Nov 2015, Posted by staff in All Posts, Blog Posts

INFONEX’s Crude-by-water and Crude export conference took place this week in Houston, Texas, on November 17-18th. The event hosted many influential experts in the oil and energy industry, including Aii’s Chairman, Brigham McCown who updated attendees on the crude oil export ban reform process. The annual conference is considered a…

Will Hyperloop’s ever be a reality?

20 Nov 2015, Posted by staff in All Posts, Blog Posts

What if you could get from Los Angeles to San Francisco, or from Washington, DC to Columbus, OH in 30 minutes, moving comfortably at up to 800 miles per hour[1], all without parking at an airport, waiting in a long security line, or leaving your water bottle and toiletries behind?…

California’s drought: when the rain dance doesn’t cut it!

02 Nov 2015, Posted by staff in All Posts, Blog Posts

A contribution by Chanil N. De Silva; Director of Policy at Nouveau Inc. California has been suffering one of the worst droughts on record, reaching its 4th year in 2015. The severity of the situation led Gov. Brown of California to declare a drought state of emergency in January and…

The Infrastructure Scorecard: Presidential Race 2016

27 Oct 2015, Posted by staff in All Posts, Blog Posts

Infrastructure is the backbone of the American economy. Roads, bridges, railways, pipelines, and airports alike connect America, permitting the free flow of people and goods across the continent. The state of the nation’s infrastructure has been in the spotlight recently due to a variety of unfortunate incidents, ranging from bridges…

Building a Better Future

30 Sep 2015, Posted by staff in All Posts, Blog Posts

A well built, well maintained, modernized infrastructure network is a key component of a strong economy. The state of U.S. infrastructure has been in decline in recent years, and is nowhere near the envy of the world as it once was. While only tangentially related, the U.S. economy has also…