BAF Sees Washington Bridge Collapse as a Call to Action, Urges State and Local Officials to Prioritize Critical Infrastructure Upgrades
WASHINGTON, DC – May 24, 2013 – In response to the collapse of the Skagit River Bridge in Mount Vernon, Washington, Building America’s Future issued the following statement, urging state and local official to use this accident as a reminder that we need to prioritize critical infrastructure upgrades to our nation’s bridges and other transportation systems:
BAF Applauds President Obama for Cutting Red-Tape and Fast-Tracking U.S.’s Major Infrastructure Projects
WASHINGTON, DC – May 17, 2013 –Today Building America’s Future applauded President Obama for signing a Presidential Memorandum that will expedite the approval process for the U.S.’s major infrastructure projects. Today’s announcement is part of President Obama’s larger infrastructure commitments detailed in his 2014 Budget, including the “fix-it-first” program and “Rebuild America Partnership.”
BAF Applauds Governor Martin O’Malley for his Leadership on Increasing Revenue to Fund Maryland’s Transportation Network
WASHINGTON, DC – May 16, 2013 –Today Building America’s Future applauded Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley for signing into law legislation to increase revenue to pay for much needed road, bridge and tunnel upgrades and repairs. Maryland joins neighboring Virginia, along with Wyoming and California, in enacting bold solutions to fund critical transportation projects.
BAF Co-Chairs Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Ed Rendell Applaud Water Resources Development Act as Progress Post-Hurricane Sandy
Today the U.S. Senate approved the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 that provides policy guidance and investment to the nation’s waterways. In response, the co-chairs of Building America’s Future Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I-NYC) and former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) issued the following statement:
Building America’s Future Co-Chair Ed Rendell Applauds Virginia Governor McDonnell for Signing Virginia’s Transportation Funding Plan into Law
WASHINGTON, DC – May 13, 2013 - In response to the transportation bill signed into law by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Building America’s Future Co-Chair and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell issued the following statement:
Building America’s Future Applauds President’s Proposed Transportation and Infrastructure Investments
For Immediate Release: April 10, 2013
BAF Applauds President Obama’s Call for $21 Billion in Infrastructure Investments
The President’s Announcement Includes $10 Billion for a National Infrastructure Bank, $4 Billion for TIGER Grants and TIFIA Program
BAF Supports Michigan Governor Snyder’s Proposal to Raise the State’s Gas Tax
WASHINGTON, DC – March 25, 2013 – Today Building America’s Future applauded Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for proposing the state raise its gas tax to pay for much needed bridge and road repairs. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released their Infrastructure Report Card, which graded Michigan’s infrastructure a D.
Building America’s Future Supports Passage of Water Resources Development Act
WASHINGTON, DC – March 22, 2013 – Today Building America’s Future applauded the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee for approving the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Building America’s Future has encouraged passage of WRDA and sees the bill as a major step in repairing and upgrading America’s water resources. The bill will now be scored for cost before the Senate will consider it.
American Society of Civil Engineers Grades America’s Infrastructure a D+ on National Report Card
WASHINGTON, DC – March 19, 2013 - Building America’s Future today called for dramatically ramping up long-term investment in our nation's infrastructure after the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2013 Infrastructure Report Card, which graded America’s infrastructure a D+ overall.