POLITICO: Put Our Money Where Our Mouth Is - Build Better
Bipartisan, National Infrastructure Coalition Applauds Mayor Villaragosa's Innovative Infrastructure Initiative
30/10 Initiative Will Help Create Jobs, Increase Safety and Quality of Life
Washington, DC – Building America’s Future, a bipartisan and national coalition dedicated to bringing about a new era of U.S. investment in infrastructure, today announced their support of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s (D – LA) 30/10 initiative. The 30/10 initiative would accelerate the construction of 12 voter-approved Measure R rail and transit projects in Los Angeles, completing them in 10 years instead of 30.
“Mayor Villaraigosa has set a bold vision that will help increase safety, quality of life and economic competitiveness for the people of Los Angeles and California,” said Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA), co-chair of Building America’s Future. “This is another good example of local governments finding creative ways to fund infrastructure to rebuild their communities and help get Americans back to work.”
Federal Analysis: Now is the Time for Smart Transportation Infrastructure Investment
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
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)
Governor Rendell Testifies Before Congress
Good morning and thank you Chairman Dodd and Senator Shelby for welcoming me to the
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Given the President’s recent infrastructure investment announcements, and the interest from people across America, I am very grateful to be here to testify about the need to create a National Infrastructure Bank to help finance critical investments in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure.
Building America’s Future
Building America’s Future Letter to Congress
Dear Senator Reid, Senator McConnell, Madam Speaker and Mr. Boehner,
What They Are Saying: National Infrastructure Bank is Needed to Repair and Modernize America’s Infrastructure
The time for action is now - America’s infrastructure is crumbling and urgently needs to be repaired and modernized.
BAF Applauds President's Bold New Investments and Reforms
Monday, September 6, 2010
Infrastructure in the News
The Transport Politic: European Transport Agencies Consolidate Intercity Rail Operations in Face of Competition