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Transportation for America: The Route to Reform Blueprint

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In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed into law the largest public works program in history, an infrastructure project that would reshape America in the 20th century. The National Interstate and Defense Highways Act, as it is commonly known, embodied a vision that America’s cities and states could be linked with a network of superhighways that would allow people, commerce and the military to move rapidly from one part of the country to another.

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

Building America's Future Writes to House and Senate Conferees

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Dear House & Senate Conferees: 

Building America’s Future applauds the House and Senate for approving legislation that recognizes the critical role infrastructure plays in our economy.  An economic recovery package that includes robust funding for infrastructure will do much to jump start our economy and put more Americans to work.  At the same time, new accountability measures will ensure a transparent process that will inform the public.  

Building America’s Future Announces New Hire

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Kerry O’Hare to serve as Senior Policy Advisor for bipartisan and national infrastructure coalition 

Washington, DC – Building America’s Future (www.BAFuture.org) today announced that Kerry O’Hare has joined the infrastructure coalition as senior policy advisor.  O’Hare’s duties will include policy development and implementation, recruitment, coalition building and raising awareness on Capitol Hill. 

ASCE’s Report Card Reiterates Need for Smart Infrastructure Investment

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Washington, DC ‐ Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) was joined by Governor Edward Rendell in releasing the key findings of its 2009 Report Card for America's Infrastructure (full report to be released in March).  In response, Polly Trottenberg, executive director of Building America's Future, issued the following: