From the opening of canals to the interstate highway program, infrastructure has helped the United States (US) become the global economic engine it is today. However, infrastructure has been aging over the past several decades as capital needs are being deferred and the lack of investment is challenging the ability of the US to sustain its economic prosperity.
Fortunately, for more than 100 years, the US has been able to address 75% of its’ infrastructure through the US Municipal Bond Market  For investors, the highly segmented nature of the Municipal Bond Market creates challenges. Each segment, such as state and local governments, healthcare systems, universities, utilities, and transportation issuers, requires a different analytical approach and distinctly different data sets.
In response, S&P Global Market Intelligence has launched the Public Finance Automated Scoring Tool (PFAST) - a data, credit, and portfolio solution. Watch the video to learn more.
 McNichol, Elizabeth. August 10, 2017. “It’s Time for States to Invest in Infrastructure”. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
PFAST: Helping the United States Rebuild its Infrastructure