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Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Chamber of Commerce’

More Private Investment Can Help Us Tackle Our Nation’s Growing Infrastructure Deficit

Friday, August 11th, 2017
American Infrastructure: Lake Powell, Arizona

There are a number of answers to that question, including direct federal funding, revolving loan programs, tax-preferred financing, and public-private partnerships (known as P3s). The best infrastructure funding solution would make use of all of these options. And let’s not forget about the gas tax. It hasn’t been raised since 1993. It will take courage on the part of lawmakers to raise it, but it’s a common-sense option that should be on the table. Moreover, a long-term, sustainable source for funding the Highway Trust Fund should serve as the anchor for any plan.

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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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Guest on The Infra Blog: Ed Mortimer, Executive Director of Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Ed Mortimer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

“I think it’s the first time in recent history that we’ve seen two presidential candidates talk about the infrastructure needs and willingness to address the infrastructure funding deficit…So we really feel like the public is starting to get more engaged, starting to understand that we do have infrastructure needs around the country and are willing to come to the table to have serious discussions to figure out how to solve these problems.”

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Monumental Issues: Talking Infrastructure with Ed Mortimer

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Monumental Issues: Talking Infrastructure with Ed Mortimer

Ed Mortimer, Executive Director of Transportation Infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, talks about America’s infrastructure needs.

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2016 Transportation Awards: Now Open for Nominations

Monday, March 7th, 2016
2016 Transportation Awards: Now Open for Nominations

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials is once again accepting nominations for the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards. The annual awards program – sponsored by AASHTO, the AAA motor club and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – recognizes the best projects that state DOTs completed in the prior year, through a series of regional and national competitions.

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Washington, DC: Grinding to a Halt

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Figure 1. Nonattainment with current (75 ppb) and proposed (65 ppb) ozone standards.

UNITED STATES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
As Congress gears up to debate reauthorization of surface transportation programs, this report is intended to call attention to a significant emerging threat to addressing the aforementioned transportation challenges: the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) forthcoming ozone national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS). This report analyzes the impact of these regulations on transportation projects, with a focus on the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Janet Kavinoky, Executive Director, Congressional & Public Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Janet Kavinoky, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Janet F. Kavinoky is a nationally recognized expert in transportation policy, funding, and finance. As executive director in the Chamber’s Congressional and Public Affairs Division, Kavinoky leads all transportation strategy, policy, and lobbying efforts. She has expertise in developing consensus policy positions among diverse stakeholders and lobbying Congress and executive branch agencies on a wide range of legislative and regulatory matters relating to surface, air, and water transportation.

“We need to look at infrastructure going forward, in the same way, I think, that an entrepreneur does when they’re pitching a business plan to an investor. An entrepreneur helps the investor visualize what’s going to happen, lays out a strategy, and inspires confidence to execute on that strategy. “

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The Road to Good Jobs: Making Training Work

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
The Road To Good Jobs: Making Training Work

TRANSPORTATION EQUITY NETWORK
As joblessness continues to afflict millions of Americans, the national conversation has turned to investments in transportation infrastructure as a path to job creation. Calls to invest in our crumbling highways and bridges and cash-strapped transit systems have come from the AFLCIO and U.S. Chamber of Commerce alike. President Obamaʼs American Jobs Act proposes $50 billion in immediate spending on transportation infrastructure, while Congressional Republicans are reportedly seeking ways to boost revenue levels in their proposed federal transportation authorization act.

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Transportation Performance Index 2011 Update

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Transportation Performance Index 2011 Update

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

High performing infrastructure is the foundation for U.S. economic competitiveness in a global age. After all, America’s infrastructure—transportation, telecommunications, energy, and water systems—forms the physical platform of our $14 trillion free enterprise economy.

By all accounts, the nation’s transportation networks continue to languish. Numerous recent reports have called attention to the dire condition of transportation infrastructure in the United States. These reports have all called for additional investment citing potentially disastrous effects on the economy, from manufacturing to real estate and ultimately, to the nation’s global competitiveness. None of these reports focused on the performance of transportation infrastructure and the relationship between performance and economic growth.

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Why We Need Infrastructure Investment

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

UNITED STATES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Written by: Bruce Josten

For the sake of near- and long-term job creation, stronger economic growth, and enhanced U.S. competitiveness, the Chamber strongly supports robust surface transportation reauthorization legislation that addresses revenue shortfalls and includes necessary and urgent policy and program reforms.

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