Building America’s Future Applauds White House on Fast-Tracking Critical Port Projects
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
Building America’s Future Marks 80th Anniversary of the Public Works Administration, Endorses Rep. Rahall’s SAFE Bridges Act, Encourages Long Term Infrastructure Investment
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
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
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
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.
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: