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America’s Airports are Falling Behind

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By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy, Building America’s Future

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

BAF IN THE NEWS

 

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 6.16.17

BAF IN THE NEWS

 

Aviation Pros: OneJet Service Between Pittsburgh and Albany to Begin June 28 (Sec. LaHood quoted)

http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12344260/onejet-service-between-pittsburgh-and-albany-to-begin-june-28

American Infrastructure Magazine: Infrastructure Beyond Just Transportation

Op-Eds

By Ed Rendell

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.

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

BAF IN THE NEWS

 

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.

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

Op-Eds

By Donna Cooper and Ed Rendell

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

Op-Eds

By Ray LaHood

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.

It’s Still #TimeToBuild

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By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy, Building America’s Future

Now that Infrastructure Week 2017 is in the rearview window, let’s take a look back on some significant messages, events and coverage that took place May 15-19.  Whether it was in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles or Salt Lake City, the message of it’s #TimeToBuild resonated.  Here are some top line highlights from the Week: