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Providence Journal: Smart investment in R.I. jobs

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December 12, 2017

By Iftikhar Ahmad and Ed Rendell

While there has been a lot of talk in Washington and around the country about needing to invest in our nation’s failing infrastructure, few tangible steps have been taken so far to actually make infrastructure investment a national priority.

The Hill: This is the only solution to fixing America's crumbling infrastructure

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December 5, 2017

By Former Gov. Ed Rendell

America no longer leads the world in infrastructure, and it didn’t need to be this way. Last Thursday, former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and I were invited to D.C. to talk to the bipartisan “Problem Solvers” congressional caucus. We were invited in our capacity as chairmen of Building America’s Future, to talk about infrastructure.

Bangor Daily News: Investing in airport infrastructure

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November 23, 2017

By Anthony Caruso & Ed Rendell

While there has been a lot of talk in Washington about needing to invest in our failing infrastructure, few tangible steps have been taken so far to actually make infrastructure investment a priority.

Deseret News: Congress can keep America's transportation moving

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By Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell

November 9, 2017

A safe, modern and efficient transportation system is critical to the economic success of our nation. Yet, policymakers in Washington have had their heads in the sand for years while our infrastructure continues to deteriorate. Our roads are clogged with traffic, our trains and buses are filled to capacity and our skies are approaching gridlock.

Corpus Christi Caller Times: Getting back to No. 1 — infrastructure

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By Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell

November 2, 2017

Many people believe that America’s infrastructure is No. 1.  That used to be the case, but it is no more.  According to the World Economic Forum, the economic competitiveness of our infrastructure was indeed number one — in 2005. Today, we are ranked ninth, behind France and the Netherlands.

Miami Herald: Preparing for the new normal - different from the old

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By Ed Rendell and James Lee Witt

October 10, 2017

As we write this, Hurricane Maria has just recently thrashed Puerto Rico and the Caribbean as one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic. And to make matters worse, it comes on the heels of Hurricane Harvey dumping 11 trillion gallons of water on Texas’ Gulf Coast, and Hurricane Irma bringing catastrophic flooding and life-threatening winds that devastated substantial portions of Florida, including areas as geographically apart as the Keys and Jacksonville.

NY Daily News: How to get to yes on infrastructure

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By Ed Rendell

July 2, 2017

I consider myself a strong, partisan Democrat, but I am an American first. As an American, I hope that the Trump administration and the Congress can come together and get things done. It is my belief that if the administration were to reach out to Democrats, many would respond in good faith to help resolve the problems facing our country.

American Infrastructure Magazine: Infrastructure Beyond Just Transportation

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By Ed Rendell

June 14, 2017

It is almost an accepted fact that the American infrastructure is crumbling and desperately needs repair and revitalization. The public and members of the Congress, of both parties, are aware of this and will acknowledge that something must be done. Unfortunately, when you say infrastructure most American’s think mostly of roads, highways, and bridges. Although we need to take significant action to repair and revitalize our transportation network, our infrastructure needs go beyond transportation.

U.S. News & World Report: A Bigger, Better Plan for Trump

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By Donna Cooper and Ed Rendell

June 9, 2017

U.S. News & World Report: Ray LaHood: Just a Start

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By Ray LaHood

June 9, 2017

Relying solely on public-private partnerships to improve our infrastructure is like believing that a train can run without tracks. Public-private partnerships are important for saving our nation's infrastructure, but they're not enough. We need federal, direct funding, or our infrastructure will continue collapsing, causing irreparable damage to cities across the nation.