On May 15, 2017, the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) hosted Building America’s Future and Airports Council International – North America, along with numerous members of the Philadelphia Congressional delegation, to kick off the fifth annual Infrastructure Week. In a press conference and behind-the-scenes airfield tour of PHL, a group of bipartisan voices called for robust infrastructure investment that includes a significant funding component for airports.
- Ed Rendell, Building America’s Future co-chair and former Pennsylvania Governor
- Chellie Cameron, Philadelphia International Airport CEO
- Kevin Burke, Airports Council International – North America President and CEO
- Congressman Patrick Meehan, Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District
- Congressman Donald Norcross, New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District
- Congressman Brendan Boyle, Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District
- Senator Christopher Coons of Delaware
Philadelphia Inquirer Op-ed: http://bafuture.org/news/bipartisan-voices-call-robust-infrastructure-funding
- Philadelphia Inquirer: Any infrastructure plan must include airports (co-authored by Gov Rendell)
Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers graded America's infrastructure a D-plus. Our roads are riddled with potholes, our trains and buses are overcrowded, and many of our ports are not deep enough to accept larger cargo ships.
- GlobalTradeMagazine: Bipartisan Voices Call for Robust Infrastructure Funding
The Philadelphia International Airport hosted Building America’s Future and Airports Council International – North America yesterday, along with numerous members of the Philadelphia congressional delegation, to kick off the fifth annual Infrastructure Week.
- Newsworks: Infrastructure Week prompts calls for federally funded repairs (Sec. LaHood is quoted)
This is Infrastructure Week, and an all-out effort is underway to find the funding to replace crumbling roads and bridges and other segments of America's backbone.
- Philadelphia Inquirer: PHL is likely to get a new FAA air traffic control tower
Philadelphia International Airport wants to build a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control tower to guide aircraft.
- CBS Philly: Lawmakers Gather At PHL Airport For National Infrastructure Week
It’s a bipartisan call to fix the nation’s infrastructure.
- WPVI-TV: Improvements needed at PHL in the spotlight
Officials gathered at Philadelphia International Airport Monday to kick off the fifth annual Infrastructure Week and to call for more funding for U.S. airports in general.
- Politico’s Morning Transportation
THE DAY AHEAD:
9:30 a.m. — Airports Council International-North America, Philadelphia International Airport and Building America's Future hold a news conference on airport infrastructure. Philadelphia International Airport