ABSTRACT

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America, Hearing Before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, United States House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, February 1, 2017   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the hearing compilation for the February 1, 2017 hearing "Building a 21st Century Infrastructure for America" before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. From the statement of Mary Andringa: "We need to move well beyond maintaining existing infrastructure and incremental improvements. We need to deploy a 21st-century infrastructure system that is more seamless, smart, efficient and less vulnerable to physical and cyber threats and that keeps pace with today's 21st-century manufacturer. We are eager for a modernized system that truly delivers an improved quality of life for our citizens and increased competitiveness for U.S. businesses. Currently, the United States is ranked behind many of its biggest global competitors at 11th in infrastructure quality and I don't think we should be satisfied with 11th. China is spending more on infrastructure each year than North America and Western Europe combined. By some estimates, without significant and timely upgrading of our infrastructure, the United States will lose more than 2.5 million jobs by 2025 and more than 5.8 million by 2040. The American Society of Civil Engineers, for example, estimates that a $3.6 trillion investment will be needed by 2020 to improve the condition of American infrastructure to an acceptable level." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Frederick W. Smith, David W. MacLennan, Ludwig Willisch, Mary V. Andringa, and Richard L. Trumka.

Publisher:
Date:
2017-02-01
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: http://transportation.house.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
URL:
Help with citations