Infrastructure in the News 5.2.17
Reuters: U.S. Lawmakers to Grill United Airlines on Passenger Removal
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
The Hill: Infrastructure package must prioritize public transportation
Infrastructure in the News 4.27.17
BAF IN THE NEWS
Newsweek: THE MANY PROBLEMS WITH DONALD TRUMP’S INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN (Both Gov. Rendell and Sec. Lahood are quoted)
Infrastructure in the News 4.26.17
The Fuse: Businesses And Bipartisan Lawmakers Make The Case For Infrastructure Investment (Marcia Hale is quoted)
Infrastructure in the News 4.25.17
New York Times: Amtrak at a Junction: Invest in Improvements, or Risk Worsening Problems
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.
Infrastructure in the News 4.24.17
San Diego Union-Tribune: Cities striking out on own in Trump era
By Kerry O’Hare, Vice President and Director of Policy, Building America’s Future
Bloomberg Government: It’s time to raise the nation’s D+ infrastructure grade
By Secretary LaHood & Norma Jean Mattei
In his address to Congress, President Trump described a future in which “crumbling infrastructure will be replaced with new roads, bridges, tunnels, airports and railways gleaming across our beautiful land,” and asked Congress to assemble a plan to provide a $1 trillion investment comprising public and private capital.
NY Daily News: Find a way to build big things together
By Secretary Ray LaHood
Our country went through a long and divisive election, and contentious opening days of a new administration. But with the start of the new Congress and the inauguration of a new President, we have a unique opportunity and obligation to find issues of common cause that can unite our nation and help move us forward.
I say this as a former Republican congressman who worked in a Democratic President’s cabinet — and as someone who cares deeply about the future competitiveness of this country.
Building America’s Future Statement on Secretary of Transportation Confirmation
Washington, D.C. – January 31, 2017 – Ray LaHood, former secretary of transportation and co-chair of Building America's Future, commented on Elaine Chao’s confirmation as Secretary of Transportation.