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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…

ICYMI: Rail Safety Event

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

“…you can mitigate a problem, but if you prevent it in the first place, you don’t have to mitigate. And so it’s a matter of looking at track integrity. It’s a matter of looking at human factors, which those two are the biggest causes of derailments.” (David Friedman, Vice President, Regulatory…

Diverting Derailments: Working Together for Rail Safety

31 Aug 2015, Posted by staff in All Posts, Blog Posts

    The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure is hosting a rail safety event this Thursday at the George Town Club in Washington, D.C. The roundtable discussion will cover topics related to safety on the nation’s rails related to both passenger and commodity networks. The basis of the discussion is a…

New Technologies Mean Safer Rail Crossings

11 Aug 2015, Posted by staff in All Posts, Blog Posts

Higher standards and better safety technology have helped reduce the danger of railroad crossings over the half-century. Every safety improvement gets closer to an accident-free system, but track crossings remain inherently risky. With crossing related fatalities on the decline throughout the 21st century, the nine percent uptick in deaths in…