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Posts Tagged ‘Edward Rendell’

Falling Apart and Falling Behind 2012 Report

Monday, January 28th, 2013

BUILDING AMERICA’S FUTURE
Rebuilding America’s economic foundation is one of the most important missions we face in the 21st century. Our parents and grandparents built America into the world’s leading economic superpower. We have a responsibility to our own children and grandchildren to strengthen—not squander—that inheritance, and to pass on to them a country whose best days are still ahead.

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Building America’s Future: Falling Apart and Falling Behind

Monday, August 8th, 2011
BAF: Falling Apart and Falling Behind

BUILDING AMERICA’S FUTURE

Rebuilding America’s economic foundation is one of the most important missions we face in the 21st century. Our parents and grandparents built America into the world’s leading economic superpower. We have a responsibility to our own children and grandchildren to strengthen—not squander —that inheritance, and to pass on to them a country whose best days are still ahead.

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Two Bold Predictions

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Two bold predictions concerning the future of the federal surface transportation program have caught our eye in recent days. Both have come from respected veterans of the transportation scene so they cannot be lightly dismissed as speculations of some anonymous bloggers.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Kathy Hughes, Executive Producer of PBS’s Blueprint America

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

“I think if you just use the word “infrastructure” people tend to think it’s going to be boring, but, for instance, the moment you start to think about how long it takes to get to work every day, getting stuck in traffic, or having the train run on time, people really care about these things…you don’t really think of Americans voting to raise their taxes for things, but people are aware, and I don’t know that we’re going to have a civil rights era like people marching in the streets for this, but perhaps they will. I think maybe there’s more awareness than we give people credit for…if there was ever a time when the infrastructure in some ways was in the public dialogue, it’s right now…”

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Founder, Building America’s Future

Monday, June 8th, 2009
Governor Edward G. Rendell (D - PA)

InfrastructureUSA recently spoke with Governor Edward Rendell of Pennsylvania, about the urgent need for civic engagement on infrastructure. Governor Rendell, along with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, founded Building America’s Future, “a bipartisan coalition of elected officials dedicated to bringing about a new era of U.S. investment in infrastructure.”

Excerpts from that conversation:

“The infrastructure challenge comes at a very difficult time in our nation’s history, because the economy is flattened, because there’s been so much federal investment in the bailout of the financial institutions, the bailout of the mortgage institutions, because we built up significant debt, I think all necessary to turn the economy around. For infrastructure to come knocking on the door, saying we need to invest and the only way to do it is to build up significant debt and invest it in something valuable that has long — those long term assets — that’s a hard sell. It’s a hard sell in the Congress and it’s a hard sell with the President who’s taken on a number of enormously broad and ambitious challenges. And the only way I think we have a chance to make that sell successful is not to convince Washington first, but we have to convince hometown America first. We have to get the people involved in the dialogue, get them to understand and to buy into the need for infrastructure revitalization in this country, and let their representatives know that we’re with you on this one…”

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Building America’s Future National Survey

Friday, June 5th, 2009

BUILDING AMERICA’S FUTURE
“Fully 81% of Americans are prepared to pay 1% more in taxes to rebuild America’s
infrastructure…”

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