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Infrastructure in the News 4.25.17

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NATIONAL NEWS

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

News Roundup
BAF IN THE NEWS

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

Blog

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

April 12, 2017

Bloomberg Government: It’s time to raise the nation’s D+ infrastructure grade

Op-Eds

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

Op-Eds

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

Press Releases

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.

Building America’s Future 2016 Year End Review

Blog

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

December 12, 2016

Infrastructure in the News 12.6.16

News Roundup
BAF IN THE NEWS

 

Politico Playbook: NEW POLITICO/MORNING CONSULT POLL: Broad support for Trump’s tax plans -- KELLY leading contender for DHS -- PENCE to keynote Heritage event at Trump Hotel -- B’DAY: Ray LaHood

Infrastructure in the News 12.5.16

News Roundup
BAF IN THE NEWS

 

The Hill: Secretary LaHood and Gov. Rendell: Building infrastructure for the future can bring country together

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/transportation/308688-building-infrastructure-for-the-future-can-bring-country

The Hill: Building infrastructure for the future can bring country together

Op-Eds

By Former Sec. and Rep. Ray LaHood (R-ILL.) and Former Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA), Contributors

12/04/16

As President-elect Donald Trump and the incoming Congress turn to the work of governing, we need opportunities to bring the country together. We need to think big.

And what we do next should be about our future, not the past.