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The Saginaw News: America Needs to Invest More into its Infrastructure to Compete on a Global Level

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By Shannon Murphy

08/29/12

The following guest opinion was submitted by Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Bob Van Deventer and Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, Co-Chair of Building America’s Future Educational Fund. The fund's goal is to work with legislators and other officials to secure more funding for maintaining and upgrading America's infrastructure.

Infrastructure may be one of the least sexy words in the English language, but it is one of the most important.

Politico: Don’t stall Innovative Transportation Networks

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By Ed Rendell

 05/16/12

To remain economically competitive, the United States must have a 21st-century transportation system. Goods must move efficiently to market, and people must reliably get from their homes to their jobs or schools.

The Florida Times-Union: We Must Beef up our Logistics Assets

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By Ed Rendell and Rep. Lake Ray

01/04/12

From roads and bridges to ports and aviation, infrastructure is the economic backbone of America that allows commerce to flow and keeps our quality of life high.

However, the country is living off investments made several generations ago and has not reinvested in the systems needed to ensure that future generations can compete in a global market.

The need to efficiently move goods and people around the Jacksonville region and nation will only increase as the population increases.

The Post and Courier: Infrastructure: Falling Apart, Falling Behind

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By Ed Rendell and Joe Riley Jr.  

08/22/11

Americans see the consequences of inadequate infrastructure every day: when we get caught in traffic jams on our way to work, when we get stuck at the airport because our flights are delayed, when mass transit options are too few, when our electric grid fails and leaves us in the dark, and when our ports are too shallow to handle modern cargo ships. As individual cases, these deficiencies can be daily annoyances. Together, they form a national crisis.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel: Infrastructure Investment Boosts U.S. Economy, Competitiveness

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By Ed Rendell and Frank Ortis

08/19/11

Infrastructure is America's economic backbone

From highways and bridges to ports and aviation, infrastructure is the economic backbone of America that allows commerce to flow and keeps our quality of life high.

However, the United States has not kept pace with our growing infrastructure needs. And when it comes to transportation policy, we are still following an agenda set more than 50 years ago when Dwight Eisenhower was president.

The Arizona Republic: Infrastructure is Economic Future

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By Ed Rendell and Scott Smith

08/13/11

During this time of economic uncertainty and record federal deficits, many question why America should invest in its infrastructure. The answer is simple: Infrastructure is a vital economic driver that is essential to the long-term creation of quality American jobs.

Unfortunately, our position as the world leader in infrastructure has begun to erode after years of misdirected federal priorities and wasteful earmarks.

The Wall Street Journal: Transportation Spending Is the Right Stimulus

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By Ed Rendell and Scott Smith 

08/11/11

China and Brazil are surpassing us with state-of-the-art ports and roads.

During this time of economic uncertainty and record federal deficits, many question why America should invest aggressively in infrastructure. The answer is simple: Whether it involves highways, railways, ports, aviation or any other sector, infrastructure is an economic driver that is essential for the long-term creation of quality American jobs.

Politco: Building the America We Yearn For

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By Ed Rendell and Slade Gorton

 04/28/11

Infrastructure is about the quality of life we want for ourselves, our families and our communities.

Politico: Expand Investment in Infrastructure

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By Ed Rendell and Sen. Jim Inhofe

07/19/10

Infrastructure is the least sexy word in the English language. Yet it’s one of the most important.

Finding common ground between Republicans and Democrats is increasingly difficult. But one thing that most Americans — and politicians of all persuasions — can agree on is that infrastructure is vital to our economy and quality of life.