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Building America’s Future Applauds Polly Trottenberg’s Nomination to the U.S. Department of Transportation

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Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing for Polly Trottenberg, executive director for Building America’s Future. Trottenberg was nominated to be assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation by President Barack Obama in May. In response Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA), Governor Ed Rendell (PA) and Mayor Michael Bloomberg (NYC) issued the following statement:

6/24 EVENT: BAF and NGA To Host Discussion on Future of America's Transportation System

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Building America's Future and National Governors Association To Host Discussion on Future of America's Transportation System

6/24 EVENT: Bank That Won’t Need A Bailout: Why America Needs a National Infrastructure Bank

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A Bank That Won’t Need A Bailout: Why America Needs a National Infrastructure Bank

Building America’s Future Calls for a 21st Century Federal Transportation Program

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Washington, DC – As Congress prepares to revise the federal transportation program (SAFETEALU), Building America’s Future – a national, bipartisan infrastructure coalition led by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Governor Ed Rendell and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger – released a memo today calling on Congress and the Obama Administration to make transformative changes and chart a new transportation vision for the 21st Century.

Building America’s Future Applauds “Build America Bonds”

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Innovative finance option will go a long way in rebuilding America’s infrastructure and creating jobs

Washington, DC –Last week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the details of a new program – Build America Bonds – to help states finance capital infrastructure projects. In response, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA) and Governor Ed Rendell (PA), co‐chairs for Building America’s Future, issued the following response: 

Building America’s Future on “Meet the Press”

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Building America’s Future on “Meet the Press”

Discuss Infrastructure Investment, Economy, Highway Reauthorization Act

Building America’s Future Meets with President Obama

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Building America’s Future Meets with President Obama

Discuss Infrastructure Investment, Economy, Highway Reauthorization Act

Washington, DC –Today, Building America’s Future met with President Barack Obama to discuss our nation’s infrastructure, the economy and the highway reauthorization act. Immediately following, the co‐chairs – Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA), Governor Ed Rendell (PA) and Mayor Michael Bloomberg (NYC) – held a media availability in the White House portico. 

ANALYSIS: STATE OF THE STATE/CITY SPEECHES

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Majority of states and major U.S. cities highlighted infrastructure in annual speeches

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ALASKA – Gov. Sarah Palin (R)

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Stimulus is First Step, More is Needed to Build America’s Infrastructure

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Our economy is about to receive a down payment on our economic future. According to the San Diego Association of Governments, the region’s planning agency, an estimated $7.4 billion of federal infrastructure funds are being sought for our region…  Good, but not a panacea. Given the limited impact that fed moneys would have on permanent, and appropriate, new jobs, my fear is that this is about to become a diversion. (Uncle Sam’s Stimulus Is Down Payment on Economic Security.  San Diego Business Journal.  2/16/09)

Building America’s Future Applauds Congress for Investing in Infrastructure, Creating Jobs

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Stimulus bill provides down payment to address massive needs; Coalition urges states and localities to spend it wisely