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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.

8/10: LaHood, Rendell, Google, Corzine & Gephardt Participate in Infrastructure Forum

August 10, 2010

Building America's Future (www.BAFuture.org), a national and bipartisan coalition dedicated to securing a renewed and reformed federal commitment to infrastructure, today held a national forum: "America’s Infrastructure at a Crossroads."