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What is Business Roundtable

Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote sound public policy and a thriving U.S. economy.

More Than Leaders. Leadership.

Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.

About BRT

As business leaders who represent every sector of the economy and rely on the nation’s infrastructure to compete globally, Business Roundtable members are committed to modernizing the system to generate jobs and spur investment.

Report: The Economic Power of Rebuilding America’s Transportation Infrastructure

A new analysis released by BRT outlines the economic cost of neglecting the nation’s transportation infrastructure and the positive effects of rebuilding it for the 21st Century.

Oberhelman on Infrastructure: Fix Our Transportation System Now

Infrastructure is a key component of any competitiveness measure, and by any measure the United States is falling far behind.

Senate Highway Bill Will Support Infrastructure, Boost Exports, Speed Project Approvals

The Senate’s action to extend federal highway funding marks important progress toward reliable, long-term funding of transportation infrastructure. Congress and the President must cooperate to invest in infrastructure – it is a key contributor to greater productivity and stronger U.S. economic growth.

Testimony to Senate Commerce Committee on FAA Reauthorization

BRT President John Engler testified today before the Senate Committee on Science, Commerce and Technology's hearing, "FAA Reauthorization: Air Traffic Control Modernization and Reform." A copy of his prepared testimony is available here.

Jobs, Infrastructure and Investment: OK the Keystone Pipeline

After gratifying progress for the Keystone XL pipeline last week, the Senate is beginning debate on legislation to authorize construction of this important infrastructure project.

On the Senate floor is (a motion to proceed to cloture on) S. 1, which authorizes the TransCanada company  to construct, connect, operate and maintain the pipeline and facilities that cross the border from Canada to the United States.

Two major events last week give momentum to the project.

John Engler's Oral Testimony at House Transportation Hearing

Business Roundtable President John Engler's oral testimony at the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing regarding "FAA Reauthorization: Issues in Modernizing and Operating the Nation’s Airspace."

Bottom Line: Catalyst for Growth: America’s Hybrid Infrastructure

Business Roundtable today unveiled a new report, titled Catalyst for Growth: America’s Hybrid Infrastructure, that urges America’s public and private sector leaders to keep up with today’s advancing technology by facilitating the deployment of hybrid infrastructure – the integration of physical infrastructure and digital technology.

‘Hybrid Infrastructure’ Is Catalyst for Growth, Say America’s Business Leaders

Business Roundtable today released its new report, Catalyst for Growth: America’s Hybrid Infrastructure, which details how the integration of physical infrastructure and information technology is creating a new platform for sustained economic growth and job creation.


Committee Priorities

The nation’s air traffic management system is the hidden infrastructure that enables transportation by air. Unfortunately, it suffers from a series of challenges that negatively affect the economy and all Americans who rely upon it for safe, efficient transport. Modernizing the system would stimulate the economy, with broad and lasting positive effects for American companies, communities, workers and the flying public.

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Over the last several decades, U.S. transportation infrastructure has deteriorated, especially compared to the nation’s global competitors. Accelerating this decline is a lack of consistent, stable government funding for major projects and ongoing maintenance

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