Category Archives: Rebuilding America

Americans Hit the Road in Record Numbers in 2018

Americans Hit the Road in Record Numbers in 2018

One might think that today’s Digital Lifestyle would have lead to an overall reduction in traffic on the roads as more folks work for home or in their leisure time choose to stream movies via Netflix (NFLX) and order food via food delivery services. That notion couldn’t be further from reality however. According to new data from […]

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Facebook Exploring Getting Involved in Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

Facebook Exploring Getting Involved in Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure

  In an unprecedented move, social media giant Facebook is exploring the possibility to rebuild a now-defunct railway that used to connect two parts of the San Francisco Bay area: Facebook and a private investment firm are teaming up with a public transit agency to potentially deliver a dream commuters have held for decades: a new southern […]

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Canada Infrastructure Bank offers an alternative to government funding on infrastructure

Canada Infrastructure Bank offers an alternative to government funding on infrastructure

The Rebuilding of America focuses on the need to address the grumbling of the bridges, roads and tunnels that have received failing grades in The American Infrastructure Report Card from the ASCE. Of course, it’s important to remember that the state of the nation’s infrastructure hasn’t reached its current state because of apathy or lack […]

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Rebuilding America isn’t just repaving roads and rebuilding bridges . . . it’s about tech too

Rebuilding America isn’t just repaving roads and rebuilding bridges . . . it’s about tech too

Given that in many parts of China surface infrastructure and transportation isn’t being rebuilt, but rather built for the first time, the country has the opportunity to integrate technology with the full knowledge of what the next generation of cars and vehicles will demand.  A recent article in Tech Crunch digs into how “smart highways” are taking shape not just in China, but also Dubai.

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State and Local Governments Look to Technology to Bridge Infrastructure Revenue Gap

State and Local Governments Look to Technology to Bridge Infrastructure Revenue Gap

  The main question related to the desperate need to rebuild the bridges, roads, tunnels and other aspects of the United States’ transportation system isn’t when the task should be undertaken, but how to pay for it. The headlines and media tend to focus on Washington, DC for the solution to that funding question — […]

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More Signals Point to 2019 Being a Big Year for Infrastructure Spending

More Signals Point to 2019 Being a Big Year for Infrastructure Spending

Coming out of last week’s mid-term election, we are seeing more and more signals validating that the issue of the addressing the crumbling infrastructure across the United States is likely to take center stage come 2019 when the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. When the new Congress is seated come January, Rep. […]

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While The Market Regained Some of Its Footing, It’s Shaky At Best

While The Market Regained Some of Its Footing, It’s Shaky At Best

After a brutal October, the market has managed to regain some of the ground it lost in the early days of November. But it is unusual for the S&P 500 to lose 10% or more twice in any given year. Going back roughly half a century, such double-dipping typically precedes or occurred in conjunction with a recession, (with the exception of 1987 which wasn’t much fun). Is this time different?

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