Federal Analysis: Now is the Time for Smart Transportation Infrastructure Investment

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Bipartisan, National Infrastructure Coalition Applauds the Findings; Urges Congress to Act.

Washington, DC –The Department of the Treasury, with the Council of Economic Advisers, today released an analysis on the economic benefits of transportation infrastructure investment. The findings highlight four key benefits to investment:

• Well-designed infrastructure investments have long term economic benefits;
• The middle class will benefit disproportionately from this investment;
• There is currently a high level of underutilized resources that can be used to improve and expand our infrastructure; and
• There is strong demand by the public and businesses for additional transportation infrastructure investments.

President Barack Obama also met with state and local elected officials today to discuss the analysis and advocate for a robust and reformed six-year transportation bill, an additional $50 billion for our roads, railways, and runways in the short-term, and to create a National Infrastructure Bank. Members of Building America’s Future attended the meeting and issued the following responses:

BAF Praises U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation Performance Index

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Washington, DC – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today released its Transportation Performance Index, which measures how well our nation’s transportation systems are meeting the demands of the business community and correlating the results to measures of the U.S. economic performance.

BAF Urges Congress and Obama Administration to Create National Infrastructure Bank (UPDATED)

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BAF Applauds President's Bold New Investments and Reforms

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Monday, September 6, 2010

8/16: Schwarzenegger, Rendell, Villaraigosa Highlight Rail Infrastructure Investment

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

8/10: LaHood, Rendell, Google, Corzine & Gephardt Participate in Infrastructure Forum

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

7.21 Infrastructure in the News

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BAF Praises U.S. Conference of Mayors' Support of National Infrastructure Bank

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

BAF Praises Governor Chet Culver's Investment in Iowa's Future

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

BAF Praises Governor Haley Barbour’s Investment in State’s Future with Infrastructure Bill

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010