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What Works: Washington, D.C.

December 16, 2016

POLITICO’s What Works event took place on December 15, 2016 to continue the conversation about the future of cities as we enter into a new Administration. BAF Co-Chair and Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood joined elected officials and experts in the infrastructure space to explore how a 21st century infrastructure agenda will help transform America’s industrial heartland into a sustainable home  for wired industries, high-tech manufacturing and high-skill jobs.

The Summit on Infrastructure and Transportation

December 12, 2016

On December 8, 2016, The Atlantic brought policymakers, experts and innovators together to discuss America’s infrastructure and transportation systems. Building America’s Future Co-Chair and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell was a featured speaker in a conversation about America’s failing infrastructure grade with CityLab.com editor, Sommer Mathis. The conversation touched on how the U.S.

Building America’s Future and Bloomberg Next: New Directions for US Infrastructure

November 15, 2016

On Monday, November 14th, Building America’s Future partnered with Bloomberg to kick of the first Bloomberg Next event, a discussion about the future of America’s infrastructure. Touching on key topics of government, technology, sustainability and the workforce, the event focused on understanding and addressing the needs of US infrastructure. The event brought together elected officials, smart technology experts and private infrastructure leaders for a conversation on where the Trump administration and Congress should focus their infrastructure efforts.

Building America's Future and Bloomberg Politics at the DNC in Philadelphia

July 29, 2016

At the DNC in Philadelphia, Building America's Future partnered with Bloomberg Politics to host a special discussion about America's infrastructure as we look ahead to 2017 and beyond.

Building America's Future and Bloomberg Politics at the RNC in Cleveland

July 20, 2016

At the RNC in Cleveland, Building America's Future partnered with Bloomberg Politics to host a special discussion about America's infrastructure as we look ahead to 2017 and beyond.

All Roads Lead to Tampa: How Tampa is Driving the Future of Transportation

May 17, 2016

As part of Infrastructure Week, a national week of events, media coverage, education, and advocacy efforts to elevate infrastructure improvements as a critical issue facing all Americans, Tampa elected officials and industry leaders participated in a panel discussion, press conference, and interactive exhibit on the future of connected and autonomous vehicle technologies.

Phoenix, AZ: Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Visits Light Rail and Discusses Infrastructure

April 4, 2016

Former transportation secretary and current BAF co-chair Ray LaHood traveled to Phoenix, Arizona on March 31 to take a tour of the city's new light rail extension project and chat with local elected officials and business leaders about the importance of funding adequate infrastructure and transit at all levels of government.

Following these conversations and the light rail tour, LaHood also spoke to the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce about his work in the Obama administration and the future of the transportation and infrastructure sector.

Save the Date: Infrastructure Week 2016 to be held nationwide May 16-23, 2016

November 20, 2015

The nation’s largest organizations representing American business, labor, and policy announced the fourth annual Infrastructure Week, to be held the week of May 16-23rd, 2016. Infrastructure Week is a non-partisan, coordinated week of events and programming across the country designed to elevate Americans’ understanding of the role infrastructure – from passenger and freight transportation to water, electricity and broadband networks – plays in their lives.  

Louisville, KY: Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Keynotes GLI Transportation Event

October 29, 2015

Former United States Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood was the keynote speaker at the Greater Louisville Inc. Top Investor event on October 29, 2015. Secretary LaHood updated business leaders on the future of our region’s transportation infrastructure. The event also featured the latest information on the Infrastructure Report Card from The American Society of Civil Engineers, and a panel discussion including the Kentucky Secretary of Transportation, Mike Hancock.

Dayton, OH: Former U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood and Construction Officials Made Significant Announcement About Construction Jobs in Dayton

July 30, 2015

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary and Building America’s Future Co-Chair Ray LaHood joined with construction officials to make a significant announcement about construction job losses in Dayton and other metro areas and launched a push for more federal highway funding and a long-term transportation bill during a visit to the I-75 construction project in Dayton.

Infrastructure Week 2015

May 11, 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.

Greenville, SC: Overcoming the Failure to Act: Investing in Transportation & Infrastructure

April 10, 2015

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.