Infrastructure in the News 6.14.17
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NPR: Scant Framework in Trump's Infrastructure Plan (Gov. Rendell Interviewed)
After infrastructure week, Edward Rendell, the 45th Governor of Pennsylvania, talks about what's in the president's plan to fix the nation's "crumbling" infrastructure, a plan which critics say is scant in details.
U.S. News & World Report: A Bigger, Better Plan for Trump
By Donna Cooper and Ed Rendell
June 9, 2017
U.S. News & World Report: Ray LaHood: Just a Start
By Ray LaHood
June 9, 2017
Relying solely on public-private partnerships to improve our infrastructure is like believing that a train can run without tracks. Public-private partnerships are important for saving our nation's infrastructure, but they're not enough. We need federal, direct funding, or our infrastructure will continue collapsing, causing irreparable damage to cities across the nation.
It’s Still #TimeToBuild
By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy, Building America’s Future
June 6, 2017
Now that Infrastructure Week 2017 is in the rearview window, let’s take a look back on some significant messages, events and coverage that took place May 15-19. Whether it was in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles or Salt Lake City, the message of it’s #TimeToBuild resonated. Here are some top line highlights from the Week:
Washington Post Letter to the Editor: Raising the federal gas tax makes sense
By: Secretary Ray LaHood
June 4, 2017
Washington Post: Raising the federal gas tax makes sense
By: Hugh Hewitt
May 30, 2017
President Trump has returned to the White House to be met by a tax-reform effort in crisis. He can get it back on track by embracing a solution that is obvious and equitable — and that ought to be easy.
The Hill: We can't wait any longer to fix our nation's crumbling infrastructure
By Randi Weingarten and Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Penn)
May 19, 2017
The dire condition of our nation’s infrastructure cannot be overstated. National media attention has pulled back the curtain on the mounting frustration and unsafe conditions Americans experience daily. Congested airports, collapsed dams, crumbling bridges, derailed trains, and outdated schools are quickly becoming the norm rather than the exception.
Infrastructure Week 2017
During Infrastructure Week 2017, Building America’s Future remained on the forefront of the push to raise awareness about the state of our country’s infrastructure, and the need for sustainable investment to improve it. To help kick-off the week, Governor Ed Rendell held an event at Philadelphia International Airport to showcase the airport’s infrastructure and the need to transform them into modern and efficient hubs of activity, receiving substantial print and broadcast media coverage.
Infrastructure in the News 5.18.17
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Philadelphia Inquirer: Any infrastructure plan must include airports (co-authored by Gov Rendell)
Philadelphia Inquirer: Any infrastructure plan must include airports
By Ed Rendell, Chellie Cameron & Kevin M. Burke
May 18, 2017
Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers graded America's infrastructure a D-plus. Our roads are riddled with potholes, our trains and buses are overcrowded, and many of our ports are not deep enough to accept larger cargo ships.