Build Smarter Infrastructure

Robert D. Atkinson January 9, 2017
January 9, 2017

Building infrastructure that integrates physical and digital components will be critical to drive the next wave of social and economic change, writes Rob Atkinson in U.S. News & World Report. Excerpted from his essay for the University of Virginia Miller Center's First Year Project, Atkinson argues that without proactive public policies though, it may take a very long time. The incoming Trump administration should accelerate the transition to hybrid digital infrastructure by establishing a digital infrastructure council, supporting state and local experimentation, and spurring precompetitive transportation R&D.