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.
BAF Leaders Applaud Problem Solvers Caucus for Prioritizing Infrastructure
Washington, D.C. – November 30, 2017 - Today, Building America’s Future, a bipartisan coalition of elected officials, met with the Problem Solvers Caucus to discuss the importance and urgency of investing in infrastructure.
As Nation Travels for Thanksgiving Weekend, BAF Encourages Americans to Demand Action on a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan
Building America’s Future urges travelers to use the “I’m Stuck” App to urge legislators to take action
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.
Corpus Christi Caller Times: Getting back to No. 1 — infrastructure
By Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell
November 2, 2017
Many people believe that America’s infrastructure is No. 1. That used to be the case, but it is no more. According to the World Economic Forum, the economic competitiveness of our infrastructure was indeed number one — in 2005. Today, we are ranked ninth, behind France and the Netherlands.
Tax Reform and Infrastructure
By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy, Building America’s Future
October 30, 2017
Washington was buzzing last week as reports surfaced that White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn floated a modest gas tax increase proposal while meeting with the bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus. Building America’s Future applauds Gary Cohn’s remarks, as we have advocated for modernizing the federal gas tax for several years.
Miami Herald: Preparing for the new normal - different from the old
By Ed Rendell and James Lee Witt
October 10, 2017
As we write this, Hurricane Maria has just recently thrashed Puerto Rico and the Caribbean as one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic. And to make matters worse, it comes on the heels of Hurricane Harvey dumping 11 trillion gallons of water on Texas’ Gulf Coast, and Hurricane Irma bringing catastrophic flooding and life-threatening winds that devastated substantial portions of Florida, including areas as geographically apart as the Keys and Jacksonville.
Building America’s Future Statement in Response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Washington, D.C. – September 12, 2017 – Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future, issued the following statement in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Ten Years Later
By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy
August 14, 2017
It’s hard to believe that ten years have passed since the horrific collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, killing 13 and injuring 145 people on August 1, 2007. In addition to the terrible loss of life and the injuries sustained, a major commuting route for over 140,00 daily vehicles was lost for nearly fourteen months.
NY Daily News: How to get to yes on infrastructure
By Ed Rendell
July 2, 2017
I consider myself a strong, partisan Democrat, but I am an American first. As an American, I hope that the Trump administration and the Congress can come together and get things done. It is my belief that if the administration were to reach out to Democrats, many would respond in good faith to help resolve the problems facing our country.