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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.

Waiting for Godot – A Year in Review


By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy, Building America’s Future

December 20, 2017

Building America’s Future Statement on Passage of the Tax Bill

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Washington, D.C. – December 20, 2017 – Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future, issued the following statement in response to the tax bill passed today by the U.S. Senate.

Ahead of Holiday Weekend Travel, BAF Encourages Americans to Demand Action on our Decaying Infrastructure

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Building America’s Future urges travelers to use the “I’m Stuck” App to urge legislators to take action

Don’t Get stuck in a Holiday Jam – Download I’m Stuck


By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy, Building America’s Future

December 14, 2017

It’s that time of the year again, when we are surrounded by bright lights and bustling. I’m not talking about the many Americans rushing to complete their holiday shopping or the beautiful light displays making our communities glow. I’m talking about brake lights in traffic. I’m talking about overcrowded public transit. I’m talking about airport delays.

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.

Building America’s Future Statement in Response to Sec. LaHood’s Metro Report

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Washington, D.C. – December 5, 2017 – Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and co-chair of Building America’s Future, commented on the report issued by former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood on the finances, management and operation of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).