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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“The journey of much of our nation’s commerce begins or ends at our ports, and too often, outdated infrastructure impedes the efficient flow of goods into and out of our ports.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:

Transportation Advocates Urge Congress to Eliminate Barriers to Local and State Infrastructure Investments

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WASHINGTON, DC – A diverse group of transportation organizations released a letter today urging congressional leadership and the conference committee on the authorization of the transportation bill to expand the flexibility and capacity of states and localities to address their transportation infrastructure investment challenges. In the letter, the group urges the conferees to seek all available opportunities to maximize state and local discretion to introduce tolling and user-charge systems. 

Excerpts from the letter:

Study: Volatile Gas Prices Point to Increased Use of Public Transportation

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Public Transit Industry Teams With Building America’s Future to Call Upon Congress to Act Now and Ensure Public Transit Systems Have the Resources to Handle Added Demand


BAF Urges Swift and Bipartisan Effort on Transportation Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives approved another 90-day extension of surface transportation programs today making it possible to begin negotiations with the U.S. Senate on a new surface transportation bill. 

In response, Building America’s Future’s President Marcia Hale issued the following statement:

BAF Applauds Ohio Department of Transportation

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New Division Harnesses Innovation and Technology to Invest in Local Infrastructure


BAF Applauds U.S. Senate’s Action on Bipartisan Transportation Bill

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Urges U.S. House to Pass Legislation That Preserves Transit and Continues to Improve Road/Highway Systems

BAF Applauds Water Infrastructure Report

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“Buried No Longer” Illustrates Need for Repairs and Modernizations – as Well as Cost of Inaction


BAF Calls on U.S. House of Reps to Restore Mass Transit Funding

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Transit Infrastructure Critical to Nation’s Economic Strength


BAF Applauds Federal Aviation Bill; Implementation of NextGen

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today the Congress passed a multi-year bill to fund federal aviation programs and modernize the nation’s air traffic control system.  The legislation is now on its way to President Obama who is expected to sign it into law.  In response, Building America’s Future President Marcia Hale issued the following: