Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and former governor of Pennsylvania Ed Rendell, co-chairs of Building America's Future, penned a piece urging Congress to inject money into the Highway Trust Fund. They praised state governments that have raised the gas tax to help their budgets for infrastructure work. "The years of kicking the can down the pothole-filled road must end. Congress needs to make a real and sustainable long term fix for funding America's transportation system. The economic prosperity of our nation depends upon it," they write.