From ports and bridges to roads and power grids, the nation’s infrastructure is in critical need of upgrade and expansion. Yet the path forward to meeting these needs is far from certain.
In September, national and state policy makers, industry leaders, infrastructure scholars and executives from the public and private infrastructure sectors will gather in College Station, Texas, to help identify that path.
Issues to be addressed at the two-day National Symposium on the Barriers and Opportunities for Infrastructure Renewal include overcoming regulatory barriers, exploring options for accelerating project delivery, anticipating workforce needs to meet these challenges, and financing options for addressing these needs.
Time is not on our side. In its most recent assessment, the American Society of Civil Engineers graded the nation’s infrastructure a dismal D+. As is widely recognized, our roads, bridges, ports, power grids, water systems, pipelines, airports, transit systems and railways are the backbone of the national economy.
Leaders including Congressman Bill Shuster, Chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Art Daniel, President of the Associated General Contractors of America, State Representative Geanie Morrison, Chairman of the Texas House Transportation Committee, and The Honorable Tryon Lewis, Chair of the Texas Transportation Commission will lead a frank and full exploration of the most effective options and alternatives for addressing the enormous challenges we face.
The Symposium is being held September 17–18, 2017 at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center on the Texas A&M University campus.
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