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As Nation Travels for Thanksgiving Weekend, BAF Encourages Americans to Demand Action on a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

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Building America’s Future urges travelers to use the “I’m Stuck” App to urge legislators to take action

Deseret News: Congress can keep America's transportation moving

By Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell

November 9, 2017

A safe, modern and efficient transportation system is critical to the economic success of our nation. Yet, policymakers in Washington have had their heads in the sand for years while our infrastructure continues to deteriorate. Our roads are clogged with traffic, our trains and buses are filled to capacity and our skies are approaching gridlock.

Corpus Christi Caller Times: Getting back to No. 1 — infrastructure

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By Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell

November 2, 2017

Many people believe that America’s infrastructure is No. 1.  That used to be the case, but it is no more.  According to the World Economic Forum, the economic competitiveness of our infrastructure was indeed number one — in 2005. Today, we are ranked ninth, behind France and the Netherlands.

Tax Reform and Infrastructure

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By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy, Building America’s Future

October 30, 2017

Washington was buzzing last week as reports surfaced that White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn floated a modest gas tax increase proposal while meeting with the bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus. Building America’s Future applauds Gary Cohn’s remarks, as we have advocated for modernizing the federal gas tax for several years. 

Miami Herald: Preparing for the new normal - different from the old

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By Ed Rendell and James Lee Witt

October 10, 2017

As we write this, Hurricane Maria has just recently thrashed Puerto Rico and the Caribbean as one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic. And to make matters worse, it comes on the heels of Hurricane Harvey dumping 11 trillion gallons of water on Texas’ Gulf Coast, and Hurricane Irma bringing catastrophic flooding and life-threatening winds that devastated substantial portions of Florida, including areas as geographically apart as the Keys and Jacksonville.

Building America’s Future Statement in Response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

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Washington, D.C. – September 12, 2017 – Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future, issued the following statement in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Ten Years Later

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By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy

August 14, 2017

It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed since the horrific collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, killing 13 and injuring 145 people on August 1, 2007. In addition to the terrible loss of life and the injuries sustained, a major commuting route for over 140,00 daily vehicles was lost for nearly fourteen months.

NY Daily News: How to get to yes on infrastructure

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By Ed Rendell

July 2, 2017

I consider myself a strong, partisan Democrat, but I am an American first. As an American, I hope that the Trump administration and the Congress can come together and get things done. It is my belief that if the administration were to reach out to Democrats, many would respond in good faith to help resolve the problems facing our country.

As Nation Travels for Holiday Weekend, BAF Encourages Americans to Demand Action on a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

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As Nation Travels for Holiday Weekend, BAF Encourages Americans to Demand Action on a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

Building America’s Future urges travelers to use the “I’m Stuck” App to urge legislators to take action

Uncle Sam Wants You – to Download I’m Stuck

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By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy, Building America’s Future

June 23, 2017