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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.

Infrastructure in the News 4.24.17

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San Diego Union-Tribune: Cities striking out on own in Trump era

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/growth-development/sd-fi-lincolncities-20170418-story.html

Its #TimeToBuild

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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

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By Secretary LaHood & Norma Jean Mattei

3/16/17

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

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By Secretary Ray LaHood

2/02/17

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

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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.