from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system.
- n. The basic facilities, services, and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society, such as transportation and communications systems, water and power lines, and public institutions including schools, post offices, and prisons.
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- n. An underlying base or foundation especially for an organization or system
- n. The basic facilities, services and installations needed for the functioning of a community or society
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the basic structure or features of a system or organization
- n. the stock of basic facilities and capital equipment needed for the functioning of a country or area
Six billion dollars in infrastructure is not development.
This lack of interest in infrastructure is a national phenomenon.
Mexican federal aviation officials have indicated a substantial investment in infrastructure is needed for the airline to comply and be viable.
However, there is still a lack of clarity on what will be included in the term infrastructure asset.
We give them billions in foreign aid, but we have to close schools all over America because we can't pay the teachers; our infrastructure is a shambles, but we still send our aid payments to Israel.
Even the word "infrastructure" lost its respectability when government had a hand in maintaining roads, bridges, and trains.
But this type of investment in our infrastructure is an investment for our future.
Earlier this fall, Senate Democrats proposed investing $60 billion in transportation repairs, including $10 billion in seed capital for what they called an "infrastructure bank", a new federal entity that would have sought to leverage public funds by attracting private investment in infrastructure projects.
So, there are as with any program like this economies of scale meaning that flying more doesn't cost as much because the infrastructure is already paid for.
Addenda: The Rossville Boatyard would be an interesting place for a climate change park partly because a significant amount of the infrastructure is already in place.