Transport Topics: Opinion: A Future for Highway Funding
By Ed Rendell and Ray LaHood | Co-chaires, Buliding America's Future
May 22, 2018
The expansive infrastructure networks that were built in the 20th century have served our nation well. As America’s economy grew, people and goods continued to move across the country, and the quality of life for all our citizens continued to improve. But in recent years, our infrastructure has been neglected and underfunded as policymakers in Washington have ignored the decay and disrepair of our roads, bridges and transit systems.
The Hill: Congress needs to turn to local leaders to fix our infrastructure
By Marcia Hale
May 11, 2018
The Hill: Don’t forget the state of the Metro this SOTU
By Marcia Hale
January 25, 2018
NY Post: Yes, a new Hudson train tunnel is a national need
By Ed Rendell
January 25, 2018
Gridlock, delayed trains, rising tempers and frayed nerves. Sound familiar? If you are a traveler along the Northeast Corridor between Boston and Washington, DC, you know too well the frustrations and delays associated with trying to get into and out of Manhattan.
But government officials who don’t ride the route should be frustrated, too — the system’s failures are a major economic drag.
Newsweek: Can Trump Make His Infrastructure Plan a Bipartisan Reality?
By Ray LaHood
January 3, 2018
Messy commutes, dilapidated bridges and major delays are just some of the headlines that Americans have gotten used to seeing on a daily basis. Solutions to these challenges are within our grasp, but it’s going to take both parties and both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue working together to make the hard choices.
The News & Observer: Airport infrastructure needs renovation
By Michael Landguth and Ed Rendell
December 28, 2017
There has been much talk in Washington about the need to invest in our nation’s failing infrastructure but few tangible steps have been taken so far to prioritize and fund infrastructure projects that will keep the United States globally competitive.
Providence Journal: Smart investment in R.I. jobs
December 12, 2017
By Iftikhar Ahmad and Ed Rendell
While there has been a lot of talk in Washington and around the country about needing to invest in our nation’s failing infrastructure, few tangible steps have been taken so far to actually make infrastructure investment a national priority.
The Hill: This is the only solution to fixing America's crumbling infrastructure
December 5, 2017
By Former Gov. Ed Rendell
America no longer leads the world in infrastructure, and it didn’t need to be this way. Last Thursday, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and I were invited to D.C. to talk to the bipartisan “Problem Solvers” congressional caucus. We were invited in our capacity as chairmen of Building America’s Future, to talk about infrastructure.
Bangor Daily News: Investing in airport infrastructure
November 23, 2017
By Anthony Caruso & Ed Rendell
While there has been a lot of talk in Washington about needing to invest in our failing infrastructure, few tangible steps have been taken so far to actually make infrastructure investment a priority.
Deseret News: Congress can keep America's transportation moving
By Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell
November 9, 2017
A safe, modern and efficient transportation system is critical to the economic success of our nation. Yet, policymakers in Washington have had their heads in the sand for years while our infrastructure continues to deteriorate. Our roads are clogged with traffic, our trains and buses are filled to capacity and our skies are approaching gridlock.