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The Hill: We can't wait any longer to fix our nation's crumbling infrastructure

Op-Eds

By Randi Weingarten and Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-Penn)

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 Congested airports, collapsed dams, crumbling bridges, derailed trains, and outdated schools are quickly becoming the norm rather than the exception.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

News Roundup

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

News Roundup

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Philadelphia Inquirer: Any infrastructure plan must include airports (co-authored by Gov Rendell)

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20170518_Any_infrastructure_plan_must_include_airports.html

Philadelphia Inquirer: Any infrastructure plan must include airports

Op-Eds

By Ed Rendell, Chellie Cameron & Kevin M. Burke

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.

Infrastructure in the News 5.17.17

News Roundup

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Newsworks: Infrastructure Week prompts calls for federally funded repairs (Sec. LaHood is quoted)

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/philadelphia/103993-infrastructure-week-prompts-calls-for-federally-funded-repairs

Infrastructure in the News 5.16.17

News Roundup

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TransportTopics: Marcia Hale: 'Great Progress' on Infrastructure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWeWkIDehVk

Marcia Hale, president at Building America's Future, tells Eugene Mulero about her reaction to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao's kickoff event remarks, and what she's watching for during Infrastructure Week.

 

AviationPros: Bipartisan Voices Call for Robust Infrastructure Funding

Bipartisan Voices Call for Robust Infrastructure Funding

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Bipartisan Voices Call for Robust Infrastructure Funding

Infrastructure Week Kicks Off at the Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia, PA – Today, the Philadelphia International Airport hosted Building America’s Future and Airports Council International – North America, along with numerous members of the Philadelphia Congressional delegation, to kick off the fifth annual Infrastructure Week.

Infrastructure in the News 5.8.17

News Roundup

NATIONAL NEWS

 

The Hill: Trump’s Transportation chief to testify on Capitol Hill next week

http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/333208-trumps-transportation-chief-to-testify-on-capitol-hill-next-week

Infrastructure in the News 5.2.17

News Roundup
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Reuters: U.S. Lawmakers to Grill United Airlines on Passenger Removal

https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2017/05/02/us/02reuters-ual-passenger.html

United Airlines Inc executives will visit Capitol Hill on Tuesday to face lawmakers' questions about the forcible removal of a passenger on an overbooked flight last month, an incident that provoked international outrage.

Infrastructure in the News 4.28.17

News Roundup
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The Hill: Infrastructure package must prioritize public transportation

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/transportation/331023-investment-in-public-transportation-must-be-a-priority-in