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Dallas: Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Contractors to Unveil New Push To Boost Federal Highway Funding

March 17, 2015

Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and Building America’s Future Co-Chair Ray LaHood joined with the Associated General Contractors of America to push for more federal highway funding and a long-term transportation bill during a visit to a local highway construction project.  Officials with the contractors group also unveiled details of a new nationwide advertising and education campaign, called #DriveBetterRoads. Texas stands to lose $4 billion in federal highway funding if Congress and the Obama administration do not pass a new surface transportation bill by May 31st and allow the Highway Trust Fund to go bankrupt. 

Atlanta: Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Discusses the Need for Long-Term Investment in America’s Crumbling Roads and Bridges

August 5, 2014

Former US Secretary of Transportation and current Building America's Future co-chair Ray LaHood spoke in Atlanta regarding the urgent need for long-term investment in America’s roads and bridges.

Global Transport Forum

July 30, 2014

Building America's Future is proud to partner with the Global Transport Forum on their 2014 and 2015 conferences.

St. Louis: Building America’s Future and AGC St. Louis highlight the dire state of the nearly bankrupt federal Highway Trust Fund

July 1, 2014

Building America’s Future and AGC St. Louis held a press conference beneath the Poplar Street Bridge bridge, a structurally deficient bridge in the heart of St. Louis, to highlight the dire state of the nearly bankrupt federal Highway Trust Fund. If Congress doesn’t take immediate action, the Highway Trust Fund could be insolvent as soon as August. 

Investing in Jobs and Infrastructure: Twin Keys for Metro Growth

March 7, 2014

PPI, Building America's Future and the National League of Cities present an event centered on what policy makers can do to promote economic growth. This event will feature speeches by leaders from across the nation as well as the presentation of recent PPI findings. The discussion hopes to highlight the need for further investment in infrastructure as vital for growth and a prosperous economy.

Forum in Denver: National and Local Leaders to Discuss Long-Term Infrastructure Investments

October 24, 2013

The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Building America’s Future and the American Society of Civil Engineers are co-hosting a policy forum on infrastructure investments, called Investing in Infrastructure Matters, on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 7:30-9:30 a.m.

The Investing in Infrastructure Matters event serves as an opportunity to discuss a long-term plan of smart infrastructure investments that will grow the economy and enhance the nation’s economic competitiveness. As Colorado recovers from one of the worst natural disasters in our history, the recent floods also serve a reminder of our state’s aging infrastructure.

Port of Philadelphia: Transportation, Business and Industry Leaders Call for Increased Spending on Ports and Infrastructure

September 17, 2013

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) President and CEO Jay Timmons joined today with Building America’s Future (BAF) Co-Chair and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell to unveil a new survey that highlights manufacturers’ concerns about America’s roads and bridges, transit and aviation systems and ports.

Forum in Oklahoma City: National & Local Leaders Call for Long-Term Infrastructure Investment

June 28, 2013

Building America’s Future co-chair Ed Rendell joined Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and leaders from the Legislature, engineering and business communities to praise efforts at the state and local level to address infrastructure and transportation challenges. At the June 28th  forum in Oklahoma City co-hosted by the Building America’s Future, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber and the American Society of Civil Engineers, Rendell and Cornett noted that while leadership on the national level has stalled, governors and mayors across the country are making strides with new laws in four states designed to increase transportation funding this year.  Speakers at the forum all agreed that Washington must act on a long-term infrastructure plan in order to keep the U.S. competitive and to improve the quality of life for all Americans. 

Forum in Richmond: National & Local Leaders Call for Long-Term Infrastructure Investment

September 12, 2012

Building America’s Future and the Greater Richmond Chamber will host a policy forum focused on the importance of strategic and long-term infrastructure investment as a way to maintain the Richmond region’s economic competitiveness and quality of life. Experts will discuss the challenges and options for investing in transportation infrastructure at the local, state and federal level.  

Media Conference Call: What Happens to Public Transit Ridership When Gas Prices Spike Upward and Then Drop?

May 8, 2012

Public Transportation Industry to host media call with former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell of Building America’s Future to release an analysis on the nationwide impact of gas price volatility on the demand for public transportation.

 

Jacksonville's Infrastructure: A Local, State and Federal Perspective

January 5, 2012

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and Building America’s Future Educational Fund co-hosted a forum about Jacksonville's transportation infrastructure on Jan. 5, from 8-10 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
The forum examined the importance of investing in infrastructure improvements and its regional and national impact on the economy, job growth and quality of life. Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, co-chair of Building America's Future Educational Fund, was the keynote speaker.

Forum in Charleston: National & Local Leaders Call for Infrastructure Investment

December 15, 2010

Building America’s Future’s Educational Fund held a policy forum in Charleston, SC focused on the importance of smart infrastructure investment as a way to maintain America’s economic competitiveness and to enhance our quality of life.