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Building America’s Future Statement on Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood

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Statement from Building America’s Future on the Passing of Senator Daniel Inouye

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We are saddened to learn of the passing of nine-term Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii. As a member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and Chairman of the Appropriations Committee, Senator Inouye was a giant in the world of transportation and infrastructure for decades. He understood the importance of infrastructure for his home state of Hawaii and for the country at-large.

Building America’s Future Co-Chair Ed Rendell Addresses POLITICO Transportation Summit, Urges for Creation of a Commission on Long Term Infrastructure Needs

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Washington, D.C. - Today former Pennsylvania Governor and co-chair of Building America’s Future Edward G. Rendell spoke at a POLITICO transportation summit in the nation’s capital about the need for a commission to develop a long term and strategic infrastructure investment plan. Rendell was joined by other leaders in the transportation and infrastructure arena for a discussion about priorities for 2013 and a review of the year in transportation policy.

Building America’s Future Calls on President and Congress to Respond to Hurricane Sandy With Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

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Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell Calls for Port, Waterway Strategy in Speech to American Association of Port Authorities

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MOBILE, AL- Today, former Pennsylvania Governor and co-chair of Building America’s Future Ed Rendell, warned that billions of dollars of economic activity in the U.S. is at risk if goods cannot be reliably transported to and from American ports.  Rendell addressed the American Association of Port Authorities, focusing on the economic impact of our nation’s congested and aging infrastructure system.

Virginia and National Experts: Transportation Infrastructure Vital to Economic Growth and Quality of Life

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RICHMOND, VA – Building America’s Future (BAF) and the Greater Richmond Chamber held a policy forum at the Richmond Marriott today focused on the importance of strategic and long-term infrastructure investment as an effective way to maintain the Richmond region’s economic competitiveness and quality of life. 

BAF Urges Commission on Presidential Debates to Include Infrastructure Investment

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BAF Applauds Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago Infrastructure Trust

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“We applaud the Emanuel administration for taking the initiative to work with the private sector to address Chicago’s critical infrastructure challenges. Partnering with the private sector is not the solution to all funding challenges, but it is appropriate for many. Mayors and Governors know they can no longer wait for Washington to tackle our nation’s infrastructure challenges, and in lieu of federal action to create a National Infrastructure Bank, Chicago has developed an innovative program that will help improve the quality of life for its citizens and create economic growth. Mayor Emanuel understands how urgently this is needed and is bringing leadership, pragmatism, and creativity to this issue.”

BAF Applauds White House Effort to Expedite Port Infrastructure Investment

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“The journey of much of our nation’s commerce begins or ends at our ports, and too often, outdated infrastructure impedes the efficient flow of goods into and out of our ports. The World Economic Forum ranks U.S. port infrastructure 23rd in the world – behind countries like Iceland and Estonia. What’s more, the Chinese port in Shanghai moves more annual container traffic than the top eight U.S. ports combined. We applaud the Administration’s new effort because it will have a significant impact on our nation’s economic prosperity and global competitiveness.”

 

BAF Statement on the Transportation Conference Report

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Today Congress approved final legislation to fund the nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems through September 30, 2014.  In response, co-chairs of Building America’s Future Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (I-NYC) and former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) issued the following statement: