Mayor Annise Parker of Houston, Texas Joins Building America’s Future
September 14, 2015 - Washington, D.C. – Building America’s Future (BAF) and the City of Houston, Texas are pleased to announce that Mayor Annise Parker has joined BAF as a member.
Building America’s Future Co-Chair Ray LaHood Calls for Congress to Pass a Long-Term Transportation Bill that Dramatically Boosts Funding
Washington, D.C. – June 18, 2015 –Today, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and current co-chair of Building America’s Future Ray LaHood testified before the U.S.
Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles Joins Building America’s Future
Building America’s Future is very excited to announce that Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles has joined the organization as a member. Building America’s Future, a bipartisan coalition of current and former elected officials, is co-chaired by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R), and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D).
Infrastructure Week 2015 Kicks Off May 11
America’s leading organizations representing the full spectrum of business, labor, and public policy announced that Infrastructure Week will be held May 11-15, 2015. Building on the momentum of 2014’s successful series of events, workshops, and paper releases, Infrastructure Week 2015 will bring together stakeholders in Washington and around the country to highlight the critical importance of investing in and modernizing America’s infrastructure systems, which are essential to our economy. Our outdated roads, bridges, ports, airports, water, energy, and broadband systems remain a drag on our national recovery – and present a once-in-a-generation opportunity to drive job and wage growth, manufacturing, trade, and global competitiveness.
Statement by Building America’s Future on President Obama’s Fiscal 2016 Budget
Today, Building America’s Future President Marcia Hale released the following statement following the release of the fiscal 2016 budget:
Building America’s Future Co-Chair Gov. Ed Rendell Calls for Immediate Action at U.S. Senate Hearing on Surface Transportation
Today, former Pennsylvania governor and current Building America’s Future co-chair Ed Rendell testified before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation. Rendell called for increased and strategic federal investment in America’s deteriorating roads, bridges, ports and rail systems.
Building America’s Future Co-Chairs Applaud State of the Union
Washington, D.C. – January 20, 2015 – In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama shared his vision for his administration’s recently announced plan to attract new sources of revenue to fund roads, bridges, ports and water systems. Building America’s Future co-chairs Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell applauded the administration’s new plan.
Vice President Biden Announces New Steps for Build America Investment Initiative to Facilitate Private Investment and Attract New Capital
Washington, D.C. – January 16, 2015 – Vice President Joe Biden, along with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy and Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, today announced new steps the Obama administration will take as part of its Build America Investment Initiative, including increasing procurement of private sector capital to further invest in ports, roads, bridges, broadband networks, and drinking water and sewer networks. The administration also announced a new set of infrastructure tax proposals to encourage more locally-facilitated public-private partnerships to invest in America’s crumbling roads and bridges.
Building America’s Future Announces Interactive Map Showing where Americans are ‘Stuck’
Map Pulls Data from BAF’s Unique “I’m Stuck” App to Populate a Navigable Map Showing Where Americans are Stuck Due to Poor Conditions of Roads, Rails and Runways
Today, Building America’s Future (BAF) announced a new, publicly navigable map that gathers data from the organization’s “I’m Stuck” app to create a visual representation of where citizens are feeling the worst delays due to the poor conditions of America’s highways, roads and bridges.
Statement by Building America’s Future on U.S. Senate’s Passage of Short Term Patch on the Highway Trust Fund
Washington, DC – July 31, 2014 – Today, Building America’s Future co-chairs Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell released the following statement following the United States Senate’s passage of a short-term patch to the Highway Trust Fund: