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Infrastructure Week 2017

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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)

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

Infrastructure in the News 5.17.17

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Infrastructure in the News 4.27.17

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Newsweek: THE MANY PROBLEMS WITH DONALD TRUMP’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN (Both Gov. Rendell and Sec. Lahood are quoted)

http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-infrastructure-plan-problems-590486

Infrastructure in the News 4.26.17

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The Fuse: Businesses And Bipartisan Lawmakers Make The Case For Infrastructure Investment (Marcia Hale is quoted)

http://energyfuse.org/businesses-bipartisan-lawmakers-make-case-infrastructure-investment/

Infrastructure in the News 4.25.17

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New York Times: Amtrak at a Junction: Invest in Improvements, or Risk Worsening Problems

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/nyregion/amtrak-infrastructure-crisis.html?_r=0

When Amtrak’s new chief executive took responsibility for two recent train derailments at Pennsylvania Station in New York, it was a low point for a railroad already confronting a series of urgent challenges.