Governors association announces infrastructure initiative
Utah – The National Governors Association (NGA) has a new mission after incoming chairman Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued a call to action to upgrade the country’s aging or vulnerable infrastructure.
Hogan presented his “Infrastructure: Foundation for Success” initiative to association members at the NGA Summer Meeting on July 26 in Salt Lake City.
The yearlong initiative pushes for the repair, enhancement, and modernization of the U.S. infrastructure by innovating solutions to obstacles, creating partnerships with the private sector, and improving project review processes. It also encourages utilizing smart technologies and enhancing cyber-defenses.
Built upon four pillars of reducing congestion, expediting critical projects, protecting infrastructure, and increasing investments in infrastructure by exploring new revenue options and supporting public-private partnerships, the initiative will help governors and other state leaders solve challenges with their roads, bridges, airports, railways, transit, energy, water, broadband internet systems, and other infrastructure.
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association is the nonpartisan organization of the nation’s 55 governors.