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Infrastructure in the News 5.16.17

BAF IN THE NEWS

 

TransportTopics: Marcia Hale: 'Great Progress' on Infrastructure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWeWkIDehVk

Marcia Hale, president at Building America's Future, tells Eugene Mulero about her reaction to DOT Secretary Elaine Chao's kickoff event remarks, and what she's watching for during Infrastructure Week.

 

AviationPros: Bipartisan Voices Call for Robust Infrastructure Funding

http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12334751/bipartisan-voices-call-for-robust-infrastructure-funding

On May 15, the Philadelphia International Airport hosted Airports Council International – North America and Building America’s Future, along with numerous members of the Philadelphia Congressional delegation, to kick off the fifth annual Infrastructure Week.

 

Philadelphia Inquirer:  PHL is likely to get a new FAA air traffic control tower

http://www.philly.com/philly/business/phl-is-likely-to-get-a-new-faa-air-traffic-control-tower-20170515.html

Philadelphia International Airport wants to build a new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic control tower to guide aircraft.

 

CNBC: Ed Rendell: Private sector needs to be involved in rebuilding...

http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000618560&play=1

Discussing the Trump administration's ideas for the country's infrastructure and what it would take to fund the plans, with CNBC Contributor Ed Rendell.

 

Bloomberg: Ray LaHood on Cybersecurity, Trump's Infrastructure Plan

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/videos/2017-05-15/ray-lahood-on-cybersecurity-infrastructure-plan-video

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood discusses President Trump's infrastructure plan with Bloomberg's David Gura on "Bloomberg Markets.”

 

CBS Philly: Lawmakers Gather At PHL Airport For National Infrastructure Week

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/05/15/lawmakers-gather-at-phl-airport-for-national-infrastructure-week/

It’s a bipartisan call to fix the nation’s infrastructure.

 

WPVI-TV: Improvements needed at PHL in the spotlight

http://6abc.com/travel/improvements-needed-at-phl-in-the-spotlight/1995630/

Officials gathered at Philadelphia International Airport Monday to kick off the fifth annual Infrastructure Week and to call for more funding for U.S. airports in general.

NATIONAL NEWS

 

Associated Press: Chao on Infrastructure: Trump Plan Out in Weeks

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/05/15/us/politics/ap-us-trump-infrastructure-plan.html

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Monday that the Trump administration's infrastructure plan will be out in a few weeks and will call for $200 billion in taxpayer money to generate $1 trillion in private investment.

 

Washington Post: Trump to outline ‘vision’ for infrastructure package in coming weeks, Cabinet official says

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/05/15/trump-to-outline-vision-for-infrastructure-package-in-coming-weeks-cabinet-official-says/?utm_term=.a1fe53b88702

President Trump will unveil his “vision” in the “next several weeks” of an infrastructure package that relies heavily on state, local and private dollars to make good on a promised $1 trillion in new investments over the coming decade, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Monday.

 

Bloomberg: 'Infrastructure Week' Spurs Query on Trump's Plan: Where Is It?

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-05-16/-infrastructure-week-spurs-query-on-trump-s-plan-where-is-it

Leaders from business, government, organized labor and trade associations gathered in Washington for an annual week-long discussion about improving the nation’s infrastructure, with a message for President Donald Trump about his $1 trillion plan: let’s see it.

 

The Hill: Trump to unveil $1T infrastructure plan in ‘several weeks’

http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/333402-trump-to-unveil-1-trillion-infrastructure-plan-in-several-weeks

President Trump will unveil a broad sketch of his highly anticipated infrastructure package in the coming weeks, according to his Transportation chief.

 

STATE NEWS

 

Associated Press: Plan Unveiled for Improvements to NYC's Subway System

https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/05/16/nyregion/ap-us-nyc-subway-improvements.html?_r=0

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has unveiled a plan to improve service and clean up New York City's subway system.

 

Washington Post: Why you may soon start seeing Metro wait times in the Uber app

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2017/05/16/why-you-may-soon-start-seeing-metro-wait-times-in-the-uber-app/?utm_term=.b260ed044ec4

Uber, which has hailed itself as a “first-mile, last-mile” option for Washington commuters, will soon display wait times for public transit — including Metro — in its app.

 

Associated Press: Deliveryman takes pizza to riders on stalled Amtrak train

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/pizza-delivery-man-takes-pie-to-stalled-amtrak-train/2017/05/15/0f239918-3981-11e7-a59b-26e0451a96fd_story.html?utm_term=.f55609f718c0

A pizza delivery man in Delaware got an order from an unusual address: a stalled Amtrak train from New York on its way to Washington.

 

WBFO: Higgins unveils $1.26 trillion infrastructure bill for U.S. roads, bridges, water systems

http://news.wbfo.org/post/higgins-unveils-126-trillion-infrastructure-bill-us-roads-bridges-water-systems

Saying that the nation's infrastructure has been neglected for too long, while the U.S. has spent billions fixing roads and bridges in overseas locations including Iraq and Afghanistan, Congressman Brian Higgins has introduced a trillion-dollar proposal to fix domestic roads, bridges and waterways over the next five years.

 

LA Times: Sen. Dianne Feinstein pledges to oppose Transportation nominees until Caltrain funding is approved

http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-feinstein-pledges-to-oppose-1494887901-htmlstory.html

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Monday she will oppose the confirmation of every Transportation Department nominee until the Trump administration funds California's electric train.