All Roads Lead to Tampa: How Tampa is Driving the Future of Transportation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Global Transport Forum
Building America's Future is proud to partner with the Global Transport Forum on their 2014 and 2015 conferences.
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.
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.