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Building America’s Future Applauds Bipartisan Passage of Water Resources Reform and Development Act

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Washington, DC—October 23, 2013 – Today the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 417-3. Building America’s Future (BAF) applauds the House action and BAF co-chair and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell issued the following statement: 

Nationwide Survey Shows Need for Critical Infrastructure Investments - Majority Say U.S. Infrastructure in Poor Condition and Hurting Competitiveness

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Philadelphia, PA, September 17, 2013 – National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons joined today with Building America’s Future (BAF) Co-Chair and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell to unveil a new survey that highlights manufacturers’ concerns about America’s roads and bridges, transit and aviation systems and ports.

Building America’s Future Applauds the Vice President and Administration’s Commitment to Expanding the Port of Baltimore

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Washington, DC—September 9, 2013 – Today, Vice President Joe Biden announced an additional $10 million in TIGER grants to finalize the Port of Baltimore's post-Panamax transition and expand the port’s capacity for exports.  In combination with the existing public-private partnerships, these TIGER grants will set the Port of Baltimore apart as one of just two East Coast ports, along with th

Passengers Are No Longer Sitting Idle: More Than 10,000 Users in all 50 States and D.C. Download “I’m Stuck” Mobile App

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Congress to Return from Vacation to Over 2,000 Messages from Frustrated Americans Demanding Action on Nation’s Transportation Systems

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett Joins Building America’s Future

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Washington, DC—August 20, 2013—Building America’s Future is pleased to announce that Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett (R), one of the nation’s most innovative mayors, has joined the organization.  Building America’s Future, a bipartisan coalition of current and former elected officials, is co-chaired by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I), former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D) and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R).  

 

Building America’s Future Applauds Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s Leadership on New Mileage Based User Fee

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Washington, DC—August 15, 2013—Today Building America’s Future applauded Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber for signing into law a new program that will help Oregon become the first state to replace its gas tax with a fee based on the number of miles driven.

Building America’s Future Applauds Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber’s Leadership on New Mileage Based User Fee

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Washington, DC—August 15, 2013—Today Building America’s Future applauded Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber for signing into law a new program that will help Oregon become the first state to replace its gas tax with a fee based on the number of miles driven.

“I’m Stuck” Mobile App Approaches 10,000 Downloads while Congress Fails to Pass Transportation Bill

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August 6, 2013 – One week after its debut, Building America’s Future’s new mobile app, “I’m Stuck,” has been downloaded nearly 10,000 times and more than 1,000 messages have been sent to Members of Congress urging them to modernize America’s roads, rails, runways and transit systems.  “I’m Stuck” allows delayed commuters around the country to directly and immediately email their U.S. Representative and Senators to share their frustration.   “I’m Stuck” is designed to send a message to Congress that we need to start investing in our nation’s strained and deteriorating transportation networks.

Stuck in Traffic? Waiting for Your Train, Plane, Bus? Building America’s Future Releases Mobile App, “I’m Stuck” for Commuters to Voice Frustrations to Congress in Real Time

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 “I’m Stuck” Will Connect Users with Their Member of Congress, Demand Federal Action on Nation’s Infrastructure and Transportation Systems

Building America’s Future Applauds White House on Fast-Tracking Critical Port Projects

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Washington, DC—July 26, 2013— Building America’s Future applauds President Obama for renewing the Administration’s commitment to expediting  critical projects at key ports. Last July the President announced an executive order that would expedite the modernization and expansion of five major U.S.