Building America’s Future congratulates Former Pennsylvania Governor and current BAF co-chair Ed Rendell on receiving the Philadelphia Center for Architecture’s Edmund N. Bacon award. The annual Edmund N. Bacon Prize & Lecture honors one outstanding national figure who has advocated for excellence in urban development, planning, thought, and design through conviction of vision, effective communication, and a commitment to improving their community. Click here to learn more about Gov. Rendell and click here to learn more about the Edmund N. Bacon award.
April 16, 2014
Infrastructure in the news: April 16, 2014
Time: Highway Funding Is About to Run Out
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says the U.S. Highway Trust Fund will run out of cash by the end of September, threatening widespread layoffs and delays of badly needed highway projects, unless long-term action is takenRead More
April 15, 2014
Infrastructure in the news: April 15, 2014
Governing: Congressional Inaction on Road Funding Hits the States
Around the country, state transportation leaders are marking their calendars for July, when federal money for highways and other transportation projects could dry up without congressional intervention. In a handful of states, though, the day of reckoning is coming even sooner. Tennessee has already scaled back its plans for the summer. It has an $8.5 billion backlog in projects, so its Transportation Department decided to stop engineering work on all new construction.Read More
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America's water systems includes our dams, levees, waterways, as well as our drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.Related Topics:
- Press Release Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell Calls for Port, Waterway Strategy in Speech to American Association of Port Authorities Read More
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