Posts Tagged ‘communications’

The State of Infrastructure

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

I found this humorous video about the state of Infrastructure as described by John Oliver’s comments on infrastructure.

The funny thing is that he uses the attack on bridges, roads, etc., in movies as the opening comment in his remarks on transportation infrastructure.  He agrees that everyone says infrastructure is key, but also highlights how the funding for transportation remains a challenge.  This was also discussed in another publication, “The Pew Charitable Trusts” issued a report on Funding Challenges in Highway and Transit.  As mentioned in other places, the level of spending is declining while the needs remain.

Mr. Oliver’s recommendation to have a movie on transportation is appealing, and there are plenty of videos on transportation funding, supply chains, etc., in addition to the good work done by the American Society of Civil Engineers “Failure to Act Series” , although I don’t think anyone will rush out for the sequel!



State Wordcloud images

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

I developed a set of wordclouds for each state, which I have used as handouts, in presentations, or in informal meetings as discussion starters. The images were developed for state freight statistic handbooks, but I thought I would share them before the handbooks are done later this year.  You can assess the images by going to the individual state summary.