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Infrastructure in the News 6.20.17

News Roundup

NEWS

 

The Economist: Taking flight

http://www.economist.com/technology-quarterly/2017-06-08/civilian-drones

Infrastructure in the News 6.19.2017

News Roundup

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WTOP: Md. leaders working on their own Metro funding plan (Sec. LaHood Mentioned)

http://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2017/06/md-leaders-working-metro-funding-plan/

A group of Maryland lawmakers are working on their own proposals for major changes to Metro that would be required before the transit agency gets any more dedicated taxpayer dollars.

 

NATIONAL NEWS

Infrastructure in the News 6.15.17

News Roundup

BAF IN THE NEWS

 

American Infrastructure Magazine: Infrastructure Beyond Just Transportation (Opinion piece by Gov. Rendell)

https://americaninfrastructuremag.com/infrastructure-beyond-just-transportation/

Infrastructure in the News 6.14.17

News Roundup

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NPR: Scant Framework in Trump's Infrastructure Plan (Gov. Rendell Interviewed)

http://www.npr.org/podcasts/381444825/the-brian-lehrer-show/partials?start=placeholder

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.

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

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

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
NATIONAL NEWS

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.