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BAF Educational Fund Releases Infrastructure Report: Falling Apart and Falling Behind

August 13, 2011 Comments off

BAF Educational Fund Releases Infrastructure Report: Falling Apart and Falling Behind
Source: Building America’s Future

Building America’s Future Educational Fund – a bipartisan and national infrastructure coalition co-chaired by Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I-NYC), former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (R-CA) – today released a new report that lays out the economic challenges posed by America’s ailing infrastructure. “Falling Apart and Falling Behind” also provides a comparative look at the smart investments being made by international economic competitors and suggests a series of recommendations for crafting new innovative transportation policies in the United States that will spur economic growth.

“There are always excuses to delay tough decisions, but the time has come for the U.S. to commit to a long-term infrastructure revitalization plan that invests at least $200 billion a year,” said former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA), co-chair of Building America’s Future Educational Fund. “It should focus on transportation but should also include our water and wastewater systems, our dams, our electric grid and our broadband system. At a time when our nation is crying out for job creation, this plan can produce millions of good-paying American jobs over a sustained period of time.”

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