Providence Journal: Smart investment in R.I. jobs
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
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.
Building America’s Future Statement in Response to Sec. LaHood’s Metro Report
Washington, D.C. – December 5, 2017 – Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor and co-chair of Building America’s Future, commented on the report issued by former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood on the finances, management and operation of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA).
Bangor Daily News: Investing in airport infrastructure
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.
BAF Leaders Applaud Problem Solvers Caucus for Prioritizing Infrastructure
Washington, D.C. – November 30, 2017 - Today, Building America’s Future, a bipartisan coalition of elected officials, met with the Problem Solvers Caucus to discuss the importance and urgency of investing in infrastructure.
As Nation Travels for Thanksgiving Weekend, BAF Encourages Americans to Demand Action on a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan
Building America’s Future urges travelers to use the “I’m Stuck” App to urge legislators to take action
Deseret News: Congress can keep America's transportation moving
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
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.
Tax Reform and Infrastructure
By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy, Building America’s Future
October 30, 2017
Washington was buzzing last week as reports surfaced that White House National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn floated a modest gas tax increase proposal while meeting with the bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus. Building America’s Future applauds Gary Cohn’s remarks, as we have advocated for modernizing the federal gas tax for several years.
Miami Herald: Preparing for the new normal - different from the old
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.