A New Era of Investment
Building America's Future Educational Fund (BAF Ed Fund) is a bipartisan coalition of elected officials dedicated to bringing about a new era of U.S. investment in infrastructure that enhances our nation's prosperity and quality of life.
Founded by former Governor Edward Rendell of Pennsylvania, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, BAF Ed Fund boasts a politically diverse membership of state and local elected officials from across the nation.Read More
- Illinois Former US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood
- New York Former Mayor, New York City Michael R. Bloomberg
- Pennsylvania Former Governor Edward G. Rendell
- California Former Governer Arnold Schwarzenegger, Founder and Ex-Officio Member
- Allen Biehler, Chair Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
- Donna Cooper, Director Former Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Planning and Policy
- David Crane, Treasurer Former Special Advisor for Jobs and Economic Growth, Former Governor Schwarzenegger (CA)
- Michelle Goldstein, Director Former Executive Director, New York City Office of Federal Affairs, Mayor Bloomberg
- Marcia L. Hale, President President, Building America’s Future Educational Fund
- Kerry E. O’Hare, Vice President Vice President, Director of Policy, Building America’s Future Educational Fund
- John Feinblatt, Vice Chair Former Chief Advisor to Mayor Bloomberg for Policy and Strategic Planning
- Joan DeBoer, Director Former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Transportation
Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles explains why infrastructure investment is important in his community.
- Press Release Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell Calls for Port, Waterway Strategy in Speech to American Association of Port Authorities Read More
- Press Release BAF Educational Fund Releases Infrastructure Report: Falling Apart and Falling Behind Read More
- Published Report An Economic Analysis of Infrastructure Investment Read More
The total cost of congestion in 2012 was $121 billion or $818 in wasted time and fuel for every traveler. Americans wasted 38 hours sitting in congestion. This is up from 16 hours in 1982.