UFI 2020 Kickoff Event: #RebuildBetter

Our annual week of advocacy, United for Infrastructure 2020, kicked off on Monday, September 14. During the kickoff event, we discussed the issues we are confronting as a nation that affect our infrastructure and daily lives. As we grapple with the pandemic and its health and economic impacts, as we confront systemic racism and inequality, as we consider access (or lack thereof) to jobs and opportunity—especially for our essential workers—and as we face threats from storms to wildfires to cyber-attacks, we look to our infrastructure, to protect and enable us.


  • Maryland Governor Larry Hogan
  • Tom Donohue, CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Jim Callahan, General President, International Union of Operating Engineers
  • Brendan Bechtel, Chairman and CEO, Bechtel and Chair, Business Roundtable Infrastructure Committee
  • Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti 
  • U.S. Senator John Barrasso, Chairman, Senate EPW Committee (R-WY)
  • Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke
  • Roger Millar, Washington State Secretary of Transportation
  • Leslie Richards, General Manager, Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA)
  • Barbara Humpton, CEO, Siemens USA
  • Kim Slaughter, Senior Vice President, HNTB
  • Steve Morris, President, Americas, AECOM
  • Lou Cornell, President and CEO, WSP USA
  • Miami Mayor Francis Suarez
  • And more!

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