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Infrastructure, the Election and Thanksgiving Travel

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

November 18, 2016

Infrastructure in the News 11.17.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

 

Vox: Donald Trump's infrastructure plan wouldn't actually fix America's infrastructure problems

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/11/16/13628382/donald-trump-infrastructure-plan

Infrastructure in the News 11.16.16

News Roundup
BAF IN THE NEWS

 

Building America’s Future and Bloomberg Next: New Directions for US Infrastructure

Marcia Hale moderated a panel with DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Oklahoma City Mayor and U.S. Conference of Mayors President Mick Cornett, Damon Silvers (Policy Director, AFL-CIO) and Ed Mortimer (Transportation & Infrastructure Executive Director, US Chamber of Commerce)

Infrastructure in the News 11.15.16

News Roundup
BAF IN THE NEWS

 

The Atlantic: Trump Tries to Bend Republicans on Infrastructure (Marcia is quoted)

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/11/trumps-infrastructure-challenge-to-republicans/507656/

Infrastructure in the News 11.14.16

BAF IN THE NEWS

 

Digital Journal: Op-Ed: Conservatives attack Trump trillion dollar infrastructure program (BAF is mentioned)

http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-conservatives-attack-trump-trillion-dollar-infrastructure-program/article/479444#ixzz4PzaJWsGl

Infrastructure in the News 11.11.16

News Roundup
BAF IN THE NEWS

 

Politico: Conservatives vs. Trump’s infrastructure plan (BAF is quoted)

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/conservatives-vs-trumps-infrastructure-plan-231221

One of Donald Trump’s top campaign promises — a trillion-dollar program to rebuild highways, tunnels, bridges and airports — is already meeting resistance from conservatives.

 

Infrastructure in the News 11.10.16

News Roundup
BAF IN THE NEWS

 

Politico Pro: After the Trumpquake, an infrastructure 'healing?' (BAF quoted – full article follows Morning Tranpsortation)

https://www.politicopro.com/tipsheets/morning-transportation/2016/11/infrastructure-healing-020067

Building America’s Future Supports Action on Infrastructure Investment in First 100 Days

Press Releases

Washington, D.C. – November 9, 2016 – Marcia Hale, President of Building America’s Future, congratulated President-elect Donald Trump, and expressed the organization’s commitment to work with him on improving the nation’s roads, bridges, rails and transit.  She also noted the success of dozens of local ballot initiatives around the country that sought to increase revenue or funding for transportation infrastructure. 

Infrastructure in the News 11.9.16

News Roundup
BAF IN THE NEWS

 

WAVE3 News: The Dangers of America's Aging Infrastructure

(Features a brief quote from Ray LaHood saying the infrastructure in the U.S. is ‘on life support’)

http://www.wave3.com/story/33667748/the-dangers-of-americas-aging-infrastructure

Infrastructure in the News 11.8.16

News Roundup
NATIONAL NEWS

 

Washington Post: Nearly 20 percent of U.S. drivers are over 65: are America's roads ready for them?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/cars/nearly-20-percent-of-us-drivers-are-over-65-are-americas-roads-ready-for-them/2016/11/07/1b70f292-a51b-11e6-ba46-53db57f0e351_story.html