May 11, 2015
Infrastructure Week 2015
America’s leading organizations representing the full spectrum of business, labor, and public policy will host Infrastructure Week from May 11-15, 2015. Now in its 3rd year, Infrastructure Week will bring together thousands of stakeholders in Washington and around the country to highlight the critical importance of investing in and modernizing America’s infrastructure systems, and the essential role infrastructure plays in our economy.
April 10, 2015
Greenville, SC: Overcoming the Failure to Act: Investing in Transportation & Infrastructure
During the first Our Upstate Vision Forum of 2015, Ed Rendell, the former two-term Governor of the State of Pennsylvania and co-chair of the national organization Building America's Future, provided insight into why it is crucial to move past the politics and work collaboratively to ensure that South Carolina and the rest of the United States is positioned to maintain and grow its place as a global economic power.
March 17, 2015
Dallas: Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Contractors to Unveil New Push To Boost Federal Highway Funding
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Building America’s Future Co-Chair Ray LaHood joined with the Associated General Contractors of America to push for more federal highway funding and a long-term transportation bill during a visit to a local highway construction project. Officials with the contractors group also unveiled details of a new nationwide advertising and education campaign, called #DriveBetterRoads. Texas stands to lose $4 billion in federal highway funding if Congress and the Obama administration do not pass a new surface transportation bill by May 31st and allow the Highway Trust Fund to go bankrupt.Get Details
August 5, 2014
Atlanta: Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Discusses the Need for Long-Term Investment in America’s Crumbling Roads and Bridges
Former US Secretary of Transportation and current Building America's Future co-chair Ray LaHood spoke in Atlanta regarding the urgent need for long-term investment in America’s roads and bridges.Get Details
July 30, 2014
Global Transport Forum
Building America's Future is proud to partner with the Global Transport Forum on their 2014 and 2015 conferences.Learn More
July 1, 2014
St. Louis: Building America’s Future and AGC St. Louis highlight the dire state of the nearly bankrupt federal Highway Trust Fund
Building America’s Future and AGC St. Louis held a press conference beneath the Poplar Street Bridge bridge, a structurally deficient bridge in the heart of St. Louis, to highlight the dire state of the nearly bankrupt federal Highway Trust Fund. If Congress doesn’t take immediate action, the Highway Trust Fund could be insolvent as soon as August.Get Details
March 7, 2014
Investing in Jobs and Infrastructure: Twin Keys for Metro Growth
PPI, Building America's Future and the National League of Cities present an event centered on what policy makers can do to promote economic growth. This event will feature speeches by leaders from across the nation as well as the presentation of recent PPI findings. The discussion hopes to highlight the need for further investment in infrastructure as vital for growth and a prosperous economy.Get Details
October 24, 2013
Forum in Denver: National and Local Leaders to Discuss Long-Term Infrastructure Investments
The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Building America’s Future and the American Society of Civil Engineers are co-hosting a policy forum on infrastructure investments, called Investing in Infrastructure Matters, on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 7:30-9:30 a.m.
The Investing in Infrastructure Matters event serves as an opportunity to discuss a long-term plan of smart infrastructure investments that will grow the economy and enhance the nation’s economic competitiveness. As Colorado recovers from one of the worst natural disasters in our history, the recent floods also serve a reminder of our state’s aging infrastructure.Get Details
September 17, 2013
Port of Philadelphia: Transportation, Business and Industry Leaders Call for Increased Spending on Ports and Infrastructure
National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons joined today with Building America’s Future (BAF) Co-Chair and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell to unveil a new survey that highlights manufacturers’ concerns about America’s roads and bridges, transit and aviation systems and ports.
June 28, 2013
Forum in Oklahoma City: National & Local Leaders Call for Long-Term Infrastructure Investment
Building America’s Future co-chair Ed Rendell joined Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and leaders from the Legislature, engineering and business communities to praise efforts at the state and local level to address infrastructure and transportation challenges. At the June 28th forum in Oklahoma City co-hosted by the Building America’s Future, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the American Society of Civil Engineers, Rendell and Cornett noted that while leadership on the national level has stalled, governors and mayors across the country are making strides with new laws in four states designed to increase transportation funding this year. Speakers at the forum all agreed that Washington must act on a long-term infrastructure plan in order to keep the U.S. competitive and to improve the quality of life for all Americans.Get Details
Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles explains why infrastructure investment is important in his community.
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