Developing an Infrastructure Index - Phase I

Over the past decade the American Society of Civil Engineers has used the Infrastructure Report Card to raise awareness of infrastructure issues. Aging and deteriorating infrastructure has recently been highlighted in the popular media. However, this is not enough. The US is losing its competitive capacity as the gap between an aging and deteriorating American infrastructure and that being developed around the world in developed and emerging economies and trading blocs is growing. To be able to build the private and public support for the investments needed to provide a world class infrastructure that supports the economic competitiveness of the US, and restores the US to a position of technological leadership, a clear concise, consistent mechanism for communicating the state and implications of our underinvestment and support future investments. The University of Delaware in collaboration with Michael Gallis & Associates, STP Advisors and Global Systems Solutions is developing an Infrastructure Index to benchmark US regions for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as part of the "Let's Rebuild America" Initiative. The proposal represents the first phase of this work. This phase focuses on developing the concepts for sector specific infrastructure indices for transportation, energy, water and broadband, exploring strategies to combining the sector specific indices into a composite infrastructure index, identifying possible sources of data and developing a prototype index for one sector, either transportation or water.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $53600.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    NA

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Chamber Foundation

    1615 H Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20062
  • Project Managers:

    Kavinoky, Janet

  • Performing Organizations:

    Delaware Center for Transportation

    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE  United States  19716
  • Principal Investigators:

    McNeil, Sue

  • Start Date: 20090916
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20100303
  • Source Data: RiP Project 28648

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463452
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Delaware Center for Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: NA
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:24PM