BAF Applauds Bipartisan Push for Reauthorized Transportation Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. House of Representatives Aaron Schock (R-IL) and John Carney (D-DE) submitted a letter signed by 111 colleagues to President Barack Obama urging a six-year and fully funded transportation reauthorization bill. The letter included signatures from 62 Democrats and 49 Republicans. In response, Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future issued the following statement:
TV Ad Highlights Need for Smart Infrastructure Investment
Ad to Run for Three Weeks on New Hampshire Network and Cable Television
As Year’s Busiest Traffic Day Nears, Building America’s Future - New Hampshire Urges Safer Travel Through Infrastructure Investment
Manchester, NH – As the number of long-distance trips ramps up by 54 percent this week, Sheriffs Mike Downing (Rockingham County) and Jim Hardy ( Hillsborough County), and the Building America’s Future New Hampshire Chapter (BAF-NH) reminds holiday travelers to drive safely and urges policymakers to make the New Hampshire roadways safer through a strategic long-term infrastructure plan.
As Year’s Busiest Traffic Day Nears, BAF-SC Urges Safer Travel Through Infrastructure Investment
Columbia, S.C. – As the number of long-distance trips ramps up by 54 percent this week, the Building America’s Future South Carolina Chapter (BAF-SC) and the South Carolina Alliance To Fix Our Roads (SC FOR) reminds holiday travelers to drive safely and urges policymakers to make the South Carolina roadways safer through a strategic long-term infrastructure plan.
EPW Authorization Bill Significant Step Towards Addressing Nation’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) unanimously passed a bipartisan transportation reauthorization bill today that funds projects at current levels plus inflation over the next two years.
In response, Building America’s Future President Marcia Hale issued the following statement:
Building America’s Future South Carolina Chapter Adds Nine New Members in Its First Week
Columbia, SC – Building America’s Future South Carolina Chapter is proud to announce the enlisted support of nine additional leaders this week. The new members, representing a wide variety of interests, including state legislators and city officials to business executives, have joined together in an effort to help advance South Carolina by mending the state’s crippled infrastructure.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Coalition Urges Creation of National Infrastructure Bank
WASHINGTON, DC – Led by U.S. Rep. John L. Mica (R-FL), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on Highways and Transit held a hearing today on creating a National Infrastructure Bank.
New Study Illustrates Need for Long-Term Transportation Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – According to a report released today by the Texas Transportation Institute, congestion all across America is getting worse. The “2011 Urban Mobility Report” found that congestion caused urban Americans to travel 4.8 billion hours more and to purchase an extra $1.9 billion gallons of fuel for a congestion cost of $101 billion in 2010. Furthermore, 40 percent of the delays are happening mid day or during overnight hours, rather than during the typical “rush hours” of the day.
Bipartisan Coalition Calls on Congress to Work Together to Rebuild and Modernize America’s Infrastructure
Smart Infrastructure Investment Will Help Create Jobs and Economic Growth
WASHINGTON, DC – President Barack Obama today announced a jobs package that included $50 billion towards U.S. highways, transit, rail and aviation infrastructure, as well as $10 billion for the creation of a National Infrastructure Bank to leverage private and public capital.
Bipartisan Coalition Supports President Obama’s Call for Strategic Infrastructure Investment
WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today called for an extension of the surface transportation bill (SAFETEA-LU) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization when Congress returns to the nation’s capitol next week. The current extension of SAFETEA-LU is set to expire on September 30 and the FAA reauthorization is set to expire on September 16. If SAFETEA-LU were delayed just ten days, the country would lose nearly $1 billion in transportation funding, resulting in job loss and halted projects.