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LaHood named co-chair at Building America's Future

Posted on January 8, 2014

Building America’s Future (BAF) announced former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will join the organization as a new co-chair.

Serving alongside fellow co-chairs former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, LaHood will help lead BAF’s bipartisan coalition of current and former elected officials who are committed to raising awareness about the need to invest in U.S. roads, bridges, airports, rails and ports.

Together, the BAF co-chairs called on Washington to support critical transportation infrastructure investments and take action to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent.

“I am delighted to join Building America’s Future as a co-chair and am excited to work together with some of the nation’s most innovative public leaders,” said LaHood. “While there is widespread agreement that our nation’s aging roads, bridges, transit and aviation systems are woefully inadequate, Washington has failed to show leadership in making the tough decisions to increase revenue to fund these critical investments. With the Highway Trust Fund just months away from insolvency, it is time for action.”

LaHood brings decades of experience in transportation and infrastructure to Building America’s Future. Under President Obama’s leadership, LaHood served as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 2009 to 2013.

Prior to his role with the Department of Transportation, LaHood represented the 18th District of Illinois as a seven-term Congressional member and served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. In his new role as a co-chair of BAF, LaHood will continue his legacy of working across the aisle.

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