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Infrastructure Week 2018

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America takes its infrastructure for granted. But the transportation, water, energy and communications systems that made our country a powerhouse are all overdue for an upgrade. This growing crisis has been an issue for years, and commuters, workers and businesses suffer as those upgrades continue to be delayed.

Building America’s Future Statement on the Senate Democrats Infrastructure Proposal

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Washington, D.C. – March 7, 2018 – Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future, commented on the infrastructure proposal offered today by the Senate Democrats.

Building America’s Future Statement on Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

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Washington, D.C. – February 12, 2018 – Today, Building America’s Future Co-chairs, Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, issued the following statements in response to President Trump’s infrastructure plan:

The Hill: Don’t forget the state of the Metro this SOTU

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By Marcia Hale

January 25, 2018

NY Post: Yes, a new Hudson train tunnel is a national need

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By Ed Rendell 

January 25, 2018

Gridlock, delayed trains, rising tempers and frayed nerves. Sound familiar? If you are a traveler along the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, DC, you know too well the frustrations and delays associated with trying to get into and out of Manhattan.

But government officials who don’t ride the route should be frustrated, too — the system’s failures are a major economic drag.

Newsweek: Can Trump Make His Infrastructure Plan a Bipartisan Reality?

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By Ray LaHood

January 3, 2018

Messy commutes, dilapidated bridges and major delays are just some of the headlines that Americans have gotten used to seeing on a daily basis. Solutions to these challenges are within our grasp, but it’s going to take both parties and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue working together to make the hard choices.

The News & Observer: Airport infrastructure needs renovation

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By Michael Landguth and Ed Rendell

December 28, 2017

There has been much talk in Washington about the need to invest in our nation’s failing infrastructure but few tangible steps have been taken so far to prioritize and fund infrastructure projects that will keep the United States globally competitive.

Waiting for Godot – A Year in Review

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

December 20, 2017

Building America’s Future Statement on Passage of the Tax Bill

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Washington, D.C. – December 20, 2017 – Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future, issued the following statement in response to the tax bill passed today by the U.S. Senate.

Ahead of Holiday Weekend Travel, BAF Encourages Americans to Demand Action on our Decaying Infrastructure

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