Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood will join Building America’s Future as a new co-chair, the organization announced Wednesday.
“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,” LaHood stated. “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 will serve alongside fellow co-chairs former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell.
Under President Obama, LaHood served as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation from 2009 to 2013, and he previously represented the 18th District of Illinois as a seven-term Congressman.