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The Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure is closer and more accessible than ever. Through interviews, references, and citations, the media look to Aii for reliable non-partisan research on critical issues facing our nation. Take a look at some of the national outlets mentioning Aii.





McCown Delivers Keynote at Pipeline Safety Conference (4.24.2017)

2017 Infrastructure Report Card Highlights Urgent Need for Innovative Funding Solutions for Revitalizing America’s Infrastructure (3.9.2017)

Aii Statement in Response to President Trump’s First Address to a Joint Session of Congress (2.28.2017)

New Aii Study Highlights Critical Opportunities to Facilitate Private Sector Investment into the U.S. Arctic (2.13.2017)

Aii Welcomes Bipartisan Dialogue on Modernizing Transportation Infrastructure (2.1.2017)

Aii Praises Senate Confirmation of Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation (1.31.2017)

Aii Welcomes House Passage of H.R. 274, the Modernizing Government Travel Act (1.11.2017)

President-Elect Trump taps Aii Chairman for Department of Transportation landing team (12.6.2016)

Aii Welcomes Nomination of Elaine L. Chao as Transportation Secretary (11.29.2016)

Aii Chairman Brigham McCown Delivers Veterans Day Remarks at Ohio University (11.10.2016)

Aii Commends House Passage of Modernizing Government Travel Act (9.22.2016)

Aii Responds to Release of Federal Automated Vehicle Policy (9.20.2016)

Aii Welcomes Senate Passage of Water Resources Development Act (9.15.2016)

Aii Commends House Passage of H.R. 5577 (9.6.2016)

Aii Commends New Federal Aviation Administration Drone Rules (8.29.2016)

New Aii Policy Study Makes Case for Changes to State Damage Prevention Programs (8.11.2016)

Aii Welcomes Former Obama Administration Official as Executive Director (7.19.16)

Think Tank Commends Senate on Hearing for WRDA Reauthorization (2.11.16)

ICYMI: Aii Executive Director Publishes Article on Alternative Methods to Funding Infrastructure Projects (1.29.16)

Aii Releases New Report Highlighting Jones Act as Outdated Trade Policy (1.19.16)

DOT Announcement to Make Self-Driving Cars a Reality (1.14.16)

Leaders of Think Tank Publish Article on Excavation Safety Technologies (12.10.15)

Event Emphasizes Need for European Energy Infrastructure (12.07.15)

Expert Panel Speaks on U.S. Energy Exports (11.24.15)

Senate PHMSA Bill Highlights Critical Infrastructure Issues (11.11.15)

Highway Bill Amendment Spotlights Rail Safety (11.04.2015)

FRA Announcement Earns Praise From Think Tank(10.15.2015)

The Public Institute for Facility Safety, PIFS, publishes paper on The Highway Trust Fund (05.14.15)

Chairman, Brigham A. McCown, Comments on Rail Rule Regulations (05.01.2015)

REST Act Aims to Streamline Transportation (Article written by Brigham A. McCown) (04.15.2015)

New Educational Non-Profit to Tackle Nation’s Infrastructure Woes (10.21.14)


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Welcome to the Chairman’s Corner.  Former federal regulator and Chairman and Founder of Aii, Brigham McCown will be highlighting what’s been going on in the innovation and infrastructure related industries.



Incentivize Growth

Sometimes it seems like Groundhog Day. After all, last year we were having the same discussion, “Are we ready for the infrastructure bill?” The truth is this country has needed a comprehensive infrastructure policy for decades. And while politicians love to talk about infrastructure, they seem to come up short year after year.


Throughout the Nineteenth Century, the economic success of our country was made possible by our unrelenting zeal to building infrastructure. We became a connected people. A place where you could take trains to any part of the country where you could simply cruise on highways and byways and newly minted interstates courtesy of Pres. Eisenhower’s vision for a connected America. We also took to the sky in great numbers as commercial air transportation became affordable for almost everyone and our energy infrastructure brought cheap electricity and gas from far away production sites to our cities, homes, and factories.


And then it stopped.


Now don’t get me wrong…


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