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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.

Infrastructure Week Event Highlights Need for Airport Investments

Press Releases

TAMPA, FL - Tampa International Airport hosted Airports Council International-North America and Building America’s Future along with members of the Tampa Congressional delegation as part of nationwide activities marking the sixth annual Infrastructure Week.

In a press conference and tour of recent airport improvements as well as the location of a future new 16-gate airside, lawmakers and industry leaders called for robust infrastructure investment that includes significant funding for airports.

Tampa Bay Business Journal: Tampa International calls for infrastructure investment as it showcases future international airside

News Roundup

By Frances McMorris
May 15, 2018

Tampa International Airport showed off the future site of its 16-gate Airside D, the third phase of its master plan expansion, as part of an event on Tuesday to mark Infrastructure Week.

The Hill: Congress needs to turn to local leaders to fix our infrastructure


By Marcia Hale
May 11, 2018 

Infrastructure Week 2018


America takes its infrastructure for granted. But the transportation, water, energy and communications systems that made our country a powerhouse are all overdue for an upgrade. This growing crisis has been an issue for years, and commuters, workers and businesses suffer as those upgrades continue to be delayed.

Building America’s Future Statement on the Senate Democrats Infrastructure Proposal

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Washington, D.C. – March 7, 2018 – Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future, commented on the infrastructure proposal offered today by the Senate Democrats.

Building America’s Future Statement on Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

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Washington, D.C. – February 12, 2018 – Today, Building America’s Future Co-chairs, Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, issued the following statements in response to President Trump’s infrastructure plan:

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.