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BAF Infrastructure Week Event Highlights Need for Airport Investments

During the sixth annual infrastructure week Infrastructure Week, Building America’s Future co-hosted an event with Tampa International Airport and Airports Council International-North America to highlight the need for airport investments. Kerry O’Hare, BAF Vice President and Director of Policy, spoke to attendees about the importance of investing in infrastructure in order to keep America economically competitive.

 

Infrastructure That Needs Investment

U.S. air traffic congestion has steadily increased over the last decade, with record levels of delays at our busiest airports.  The U.S. now has the world’s worst air traffic congestion: more than 1 in 5 flights departing our busiest airports are delayed, and 48% of delays in our 5 largest metropolitan areas are caused by our outdated aviation system. This problem will get worse in the future, as air travel is projected to double or even triple by 2025.

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Ray LaHood
Former US Secretary of Transportation
Edward G. Rendell
Former Governor

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Kate Gallego
Mayor of Phoenix