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The Infrastructure World Responds to Obama’s Victory

Posted by Content Coordinator on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Obama victory sparks cheers around the globe

“In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, it’s never been clearer how important publicly-built infrastructure is to our mobility, economy, safety and quality of life…We look forward to working with President Obama and the 113th Congress to help ensure federal investment in transportation infrastructure remains a national priority in 2013.”
-Pete Ruane, CEO, American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)

“Working together and across the aisle, President Obama and members of Congress now have the unique opportunity to make the financially prudent decisions America needs and wants. Investing in existing communities is at the heart of reinvigorating our economy…”
-Geoffrey Anderson, CEO, Smart Growth America 

“EDTA looks forward to continuing its work with President Obama and the newly-elected Congress to advance technology innovation that will diversify our transportation fuels…Policies that advance energy security through electrification of the commercial and consumer vehicle fleets should be bipartisan priorities for the Administration and 113th Congress.”
-Brian Wynne, President,  Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)

“The vital importance of the communications infrastructure was recognized long ago as vital to overcoming disaster…The government’s role is to find a balance between open competition and assuring a base level of communications availability should disaster strike.”
-Eric Lundquist, Vice President and Editorial Analyst, InformationWeek

“SEIA congratulates President Barack Obama on his reelection. President Obama has been a tremendous supporter of solar energy and we look forward to continuing to work with the Obama Administration over the next four years.”
-Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) 

“President Obama’s first term was heavily focused on rail projects (and maintaining highways and bridges). We ask that his second term continue to promote sustainable transportation, and to pivot national transportation policy so it prioritizes transit, pedestrians, and bicycle logistics and transportation.”
-Steve Vance,  Author and Editor, Grid Chicago

“Now is the time, given [Obama] has a mandate and given the hurricane which exposed the need for infrastructure and what happened in Katrina, this is the time to really push the need to really invest in infrastructure.”
Rev. Jesse Jackson  

Last night Americans reelected a president who made clean energy and environmental protection a cornerstone of his first term…This is a victory for all Americans who want to breathe clean air, drink safe water, and protect treasured landscapes. And it is a setback for the fossil fuel companies that invested so heavily in this election and have so little to show for it.
-Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) 



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