Infrastructure is more than just roads and bridges. It is the fabric of what makes a functioning society. Sure, roads and bridges are part of it but so is water and sewer and electricity. The list of things that can be considered infrastructure is actually quite large.
- Dion Bergeron will work on all facets of our infrastructure to improve the quality of life for us and our future generations and ensure it is safe for our children and grandchildren
- Investment in infrastructure and rail lines continues to be a necessary priority. Dion will work with NICTD (South Shore) to minimize the impact on our unique infrastructure.
11 types of Economic Infrastructure are outlined in this article: https://simplicable.com/new/economic-infrastructure in more depth but here’s a quick list.
- Transportation – Roads, bridges, rails, and airports. Dion has logged hundreds of thousands of miles on these very roads during his career as a truck driver and trainer
- Energy – Electric grids and sustainable energy sources
- Water – City water, wells, and treatment plants are all part of our water infrastructure
- Safety and Resilience – A resilient source of local food (one reason our farmers are so important) and detection systems for earthquakes, tsunamis, etc (thankfully earthquakes and tsunamis aren’t common here)
- Financial – Financial Markets and services that help people invest, store money, and manage risk
- Health and Education – Hospitals and Schools
- Standards and Rules – Government and social institutions that keep us safe and improve our quality of life
- Public Space – Parks, beaches, and nature preserves
- Culture – Museums and other spaces that attract tourism
- Technology – Cellular networks, broadband, and other types of connectivity
- Environment – Systems that improve the environment. Rain gardens, green spaces, etc
Critical Infrastructure contains most of the same ones and a list can be found here: https://simplicable.com/new/critical-infrastructure