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Archive for the ‘Policy’ Category

Trump’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Proposal: Stakeholder Reactions

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
Trump’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Proposal: Stakeholder Reactions

This week, President Trump announced a proposal to privatize air traffic control throughout our nation’s aviation system. If the proposal becomes law, the FAA will no longer be responsible for managing air traffic control; instead, the responsibility will be delegated to a nonprofit corporation headed by board members representing various sectors of the aviation industry.

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President Trump Gives Remarks on His Infrastructure Initiative

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
President Trump Gives Remarks on His Infrastructure Initiative

President Trump delivers remarks on his infrastructure initiative in Columbus, OH.

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Congressional Roadblock

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
Congressional Roadblock

The current infrastructure permitting process is insane – even crazier than you can imagine. And only Congress can fix it. Congress needs to do it’s job and streamline the approval process and get America building. Our nation’s economic competitiveness depends on it.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Michael McArdle, Chief Development Officer, VHB

Thursday, June 1st, 2017
Mike McArdle, VHB Corporation, on The Infra Blog

“I commend the Administration for talking about a trillion dollars, but right now they’re only talking about putting $200 billion of public money up and the rest coming from other sources in the private sector. And while there’ve been some successes of that in this country as well as overseas, I don’t think we can afford to wait for a financing program to fully mature before we make significant infrastructure investments. It has to be done now; the federal government has to recognize that they need to spend this money. They can’t continue to hold the dollars hostage going forward.”

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President Trump’s proposed budget speaks volumes about his infrastructure vision

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Without doubt, the president’s proposed budget redefines the federal government’s role in infrastructure projects at all levels of government. It outlines “key principles” that Trump wants used to determine projects that will qualify for federal dollars or incentives. It also sends a clear message to elected officials throughout the country that public funding will not be adequate in the future and private-sector investor must be embraced.

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‘No silver bullet … just a lot of silver BBs’

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

“There is no silver bullet, just a lot of silver BBs.” That’s how U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin described the conundrum facing state and local government leaders dealing with funding shortfalls. At a Tuesday congressional hearing on leveraging federal transportation funding, panelists explained that transportation needs can’t be solved by placing all responsibility on state and local governmental entities. There is agreement that transportation officials need funding options just to maintain the current transportation infrastructure, but state and local leaders are arguing for continued investment from the federal government as well.

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It’s Time To Build

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Infrastructure Week 2017

In Washington and across the country, there is a growing consensus that it’s time to rebuild America. Few investments would have a greater positive impact on our economy than infrastructure modernization—especially on small and midsize businesses that rely on efficient transportation of goods and reliable access to customers. For businesses, communities, and families, the economic benefit of modernization will be profound. It’s time to get it done. We must not let this moment pass us by.

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Basics of Trump’s infrastructure plan may be released soon

Thursday, May 18th, 2017
Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation

Written by Mary Scott Nabers President and CEO, Strategic Partnerships Inc. There is a possibility that, by the end of this month,  President Donald Trump will release the guiding “principles” of his eagerly awaited $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao outlined some of the priorities in the plan for “restoring, rebuilding, refurbishing and […]

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America’s Infrastructure Needs a Mix of Funding Solutions That Work

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Interstate 10 - Papago Freeway Tunnel / Deck Park Tunnel at Night (3) by Alan Stark

When safe and efficient infrastructure is what everybody clearly wants, this shouldn’t be controversial. From the halls of power in Washington, DC to congested local roads and interstate highways across the country, a consensus is emerging: It’s time to invest in rebuilding America’s vital infrastructure.

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Welcome to Infrastructure Week 2017: Check the Calendar for Events Near You

Monday, May 15th, 2017
Infrastructure Week 2017

Agencies, organizations, businesses and advocates are hosting Infrastructure Week events around the country, from Washington, DC to Los Angeles (and everywhere in between). Check the calendar to find out how you can learn about the issues, participate in discussions and MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD by attending an event near you.

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