Blog | March 24, 2017
Infrastructure: An Investment Worth Making

By ED MORTIMER, Executive Director, Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce LINDSEY KLAASSEN, Staff Assistant with National Security and Emergency Preparedness Department, U.S. Chamber of Commerce The new administration has outlined critical objectives for getting our country back on track: creating jobs, boosting economic growth, and improving infrastructure. This is good

Blog | March 14, 2017
Video: The rippling effects of our declining transportation infrastructure

The quality of life Americans enjoy depends on business and consumer products, which include freight moved through a vast transportation network. This video about the American Transportation Research Institute’s most recent Bottleneck Study delves into how traffic congestion is a big economic loser for America and why our elected leaders

Blog | March 11, 2017
Audio: Trump’s Transportation Promise Could Mean More Jobs in America

As President Trump and the new Congress consider a needed $1 trillion investment in infrastructure, the dialogue must include insight into what this means to communities throughout our nation. Brian Turmail, senior executive director of public affairs for the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), understands how important infrastructure projects

Blog | March 09, 2017
America’s Infrastructure Was Just Graded A D+ — Here’s What We Should Do About It

By Ed Mortimer Executive Director, Transportation Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Republished from the “Above the Fold,” produced by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Today, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its latest Infrastructure Report Card, a periodic assessment of the condition of our nation’s infrastructure system, including

Blog | March 08, 2017
Making the Case Before the Senate for Infrastructure Investment

From U.S. Chamber Staff Ed Mortimer, the U.S. Chamber’s executive director for Transportation Infrastructure, testified before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the condition of our nation’s transportation system as well as challenges and opportunities for funding and financing. Mortimer stated: Study after study has shown that investing in transportation infrastructure leads to better safety,

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