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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

About 51% of the generating capacity of the US is in plants that were at least 30 years old at the end of 2010. Most gas-fired capacity is less than 10 years old, while 73% of all coal-fired capacity is 30 years or older.7 Moreover, nationally, 70% of transmission lines and power transformers are 25 years or older, while 60% of circuit breakers are more than 30 years old.

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

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Kate Gallego
Vice Mayor of Phoenix