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Infrastructure Week 2017

During Infrastructure Week 2017, Building America’s Future remained on the forefront of the push to raise awareness about the state of our country’s infrastructure, and the need for sustainable investment to improve it. To help kick-off the week, Governor Ed Rendell held an event at Philadelphia International Airport to showcase the airport’s infrastructure and the need to transform them into modern and efficient hubs of activity, receiving substantial print and broadcast media coverage. Additionally, in honor of Infrastructure Week, Secretary Ray LaHood and Governor Rendell hit the airwaves for a media tour, appearing on both TV and radio shows nationwide to emphasize the work that BAF does each and every day, as well as the need for a long-term infrastructure package, reaching millions of people around the country.

Philadelphia Airport Event

Philadelphia Inquirer: Any infrastructure plan must include airports (co-authored by Gov Rendell)

http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20170518_Any_infrastructure_plan_must_include_airports.html

Earlier this year, the American Society of Civil Engineers graded America's infrastructure a D-plus. Our roads are riddled with potholes, our trains and buses are overcrowded, and many of our ports are not deep enough to accept larger cargo ships.

GlobalTradeMagazine: Bipartisan Voices Call for Robust Infrastructure Funding

http://www.globaltrademag.com/global-logistics/air-cargo/bipartisan-voices-call-robust-infrastructure-funding?gtd=3850&scn=air-cargo

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

Newsworks: Infrastructure Week prompts calls for federally funded repairs (Sec. LaHood is quoted)

http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/local/philadelphia/103993-infrastructure-week-prompts-calls-for-federally-funded-repairs

This is Infrastructure Week, and an all-out effort is underway to find the funding to replace crumbling roads and bridges and other segments of America's backbone.  

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.

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.

Politico’s Morning Transportation

http://www.politico.com/tipsheets/morning-transportation/2017/05/administration-to-release-principles-of-infrastructure-plan-in-coming-weeks-220313

THE DAY AHEAD:
9:30 a.m. — Airports Council International-North America, Philadelphia International Airport and Building America's Future hold a news conference on airport infrastructure. Philadelphia International Airport

Rendell/LaHood Media Tour

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.”

WBUR Here & Now: Former Transportation Secretary LaHood: Trump's Infrastructure Plan A 'Good Start'

http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2017/05/16/trump-infrastructure-ray-lahood

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao offered some details Monday on the commitment to infrastructure President Trump made in his speech to Congress in February.

Fox Business: Fmr. Transportation Sec. LaHood to Trump on Infrastructure: Don’t Blow It

http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/05/16/fmr-transportation-sec-lahood-to-trump-on-infrastructure-don-t-blow-it.html

President Trump’s much anticipated $1 trillion infrastructure plan will be unveiled in ‘several weeks,’ U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce during a speech on Monday.

Wall Street Journal: Replacement of Busy N.J. Railroad Bridge Faces Uncertain Funding (Sec. LaHood is quoted)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/replacement-of-busy-n-j-railroad-bridge-faces-uncertain-funding-1494888167?tesla=y

Plan for the 107-year-old Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River is ‘shovel ready,’ but source and scale of federal financing are unclear

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.

The Hill: We can't wait any longer to fix our nation's crumbling infrastructure

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/economy-budget/334249-the-time-is-now-to-fix-our-nations-crumbling-infrastructure

The dire condition of our nation’s infrastructure cannot be overstated. 

Radio Interviews

Dial Global Networks: The Bill Press Show

Sirius XM Ch. 124: Steele and Ungar

Westwood One: The Jim Bohannon Show

American Public Media: Marketplace

National Public Radio: Here and Now     

Sirius XM Ch. 124: The Morning Briefing with Tim Farley

Westwood One: The Stephanie Miller Show

WHYY-FM: Newscasts

Sirius XM Ch. 125: The David Webb Show

Bloomberg Radio: Bloomberg Markets AM

Fox News Radio Network: Kilmeade and Friends

NBC News Radio/iHeartRadio: Newscasts