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Obama’s $50 Billion Infrastructure Proposal

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

“Today, the average American household is forced to spend more on transportation each year than food. Our roads, clogged with traffic, cost us $80 billion a year in lost productivity and wasted fuel. Our airports, choked with passengers, cost nearly $10 billion a year in productivity losses from flight delays. And in some cases, our crumbling infrastructure costs American lives. It should not take another collapsing bridge or failing levee to shock us into action.”
-President Barack Obama

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Reactions to Obama’s Infrastructure Announcement

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

“…I am announcing a new plan for rebuilding and modernizing America’s roads and rails and runways for the long term. I want America to have the best infrastructure in the world. We used to have the best infrastructure in the world. We can have it again. We are going to make it happen.”
-President Barack Obama

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Infra to the Forefront! Obama Proposes $50 Billion for Transportation

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

President Obama’s latest proposal SHOULD usher in a period of a serious national American dialogue about the entire subject of infrastructure.

If not now–with trillions at stake, a multi-billion dollar proposal, urgent need for more jobs and enough evidence to eliminate almost any lingering infra deniers–when?

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Lacking New Revenue, Will the Focus Shift to Spending Restraint?

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

“Building America’s Future” (BAF), one of the more effective coalitions in the crowded field of public policy advocacy, held another of its forums aimed at rekindling interest in and drumming up support for increased infrastructure spending…”We have to wake up the American people to the challenge and make sure that the general public understands the urgency of action,” one speaker remarked. “We should reach out to the elected officials to make sure the nation’s infrastructure is a top priority in the next Congress,” another participant echoed. “Energizing and mobilizing public opinion should be our priority,” added a third panelist, “let us use this conference as the spark to light the fire.”

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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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Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Tune in to the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC at 10:30AM on Wednesday, January 13th, to hear InfrastructureUSA’s own Managing Director, Steve Anderson, and Governor Edward G. Rendell (D-PA), co-founder of the infrastructure coalition Building America’s Future. Join them for a discussion of America’s infrastructure and the need for public engagement.

The Brian Lehrer show airs weekdays at 10AM on 93.9 FM and AM 820; rebroadcast Tuesdays through Saturdays at midnight on AM 820. You can also listen to it live on the WNYC web site.

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