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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.

Building America’s Future Co-Chair and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell Testifies Before Congressional Joint Economic Committee on America’s Crumbling Infrastructure and How to Fix It

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Building America’s Future Marks 80th Anniversary of the Public Works Administration, Endorses Rep. Rahall’s SAFE Bridges Act, Encourages Long Term Infrastructure Investment

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Washington, DC—July 11, 2013—As the nation marks the 80th anniversary of the Public Works Administration, Building America’s Future co-chair and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell endorsed new legislation to address the nation’s backlog of deficient bridges. Standing with Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), Rendell urged Congress to pass the Strengthen and Fortify Existing Bridges Act (SAFE Bridges Act) in order to modernize and rebuild many of the nation’s worst bridges.

Leaders Discuss Nation’s Failing Grade on Roads, Bridges and Call for Action in Oklahoma City

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Governor Rendell, Mayor Cornett, OK State Representative Joyner, ODOT Director Patterson and Leaders from Engineering and Business host forum

Building America’s Future Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan TRIPs Bond Program

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Washington DC- Today Building America’s Future co-chair and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell applauded Representatives Schwartz and Whitfield and Senators Wyden and Hoeven for their introduction of the Transportation and Regional Infrastructure Project bonds program or TRIPs.

Building America’s Future Applauds Confirmation of Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation

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Washington DC- Today Building America’s Future co-chairs New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell applauded the Senate confirmation of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to be the next Secretary of Transportation. Building America’s Future has been an advocate for the development of a long-term national infrastructure plan and the creation of a national infrastructure bank.