Building America’s Future Featured on 60 Minutes
Building America’s Future co-chairs Secretary Ray LaHood and Governor Ed Rendell were featured on CBS’ 60 Minutes on Sunday, November 23, 2014 to discuss the failing state of America’s infrastructure. Please watch the segment in the video below:
June 18, 2015
Building America’s Future Co-Chair Ray LaHood Calls for Congress to Pass a Long-Term Transportation Bill that Dramatically Boosts Funding
Today, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and current co-chair of Building America’s Future Ray LaHood testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance during the hearing “Dead End, No Turn Around, Danger Ahead: Challenges to the Future of Highway Funding,” urging Congress to pass a long-term and robust transportation bill to improve the economy, create jobs, ensure the safety of American travelers and commuters, and enhance our country’s economic competitiveness.Read More
May 22, 2015
Infrastructure in the News: May 22, 2015
BAF IN THE NEWS
Technically Philly: This summer, you can pay for parking with this app (that Gov. Ed Rendell endorses)
For maybe one of the first times ever, Philadelphia is taking its cues from Scranton.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority announced today that by the end of the summer, Philadelphians will be able to pay for parking with their smartphones, using Israeli/Baltimore firm Pango Parking’s mobile app. Scranton’s been using Pango since spring of 2013 (Latrobe, Pa. and Butler, Pa. are also users). The PPA put out a “Request for Information” for the service last summer. For the initial six-month trial, the app will only work for on-street parking in Center City, the Torresdale Rail Station lot and a lot at 8th and Chestnut Streets.
America's transportation infrastructure includes our highways, bridges, tunnels, railways, airports, transit systems, ports, and freight goods movement.Related Topics:
America's water systems includes our dams, levees, waterways, as well as our drinking water and wastewater treatment plants.Related Topics:
Mesa, Arizona Mayor John Giles explains why infrastructure investment is important in his community.
- Press Release Former Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell Calls for Port, Waterway Strategy in Speech to American Association of Port Authorities Read More
- Press Release BAF Educational Fund Releases Infrastructure Report: Falling Apart and Falling Behind Read More
- Published Report An Economic Analysis of Infrastructure Investment Read More
The U.S. Conference of Mayors estimates that we need to invest as much as $4.8 trillion in our nation’s water infrastructure over the next 20 years to maintain a state of good repair.