Former Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell believes that "the clock is ticking" for state and federal governments to find a dedicated funding source for infrastructure improvements nationwide.

Gov. Rendell, a Ballard Spahr attorney and co-founder of Building America's Future, a group that advocates for spending on infrastructure and transportation, was a speaker on Monday at the Greater Baltimore Committee's fifth annual Transportation Summit. He said groups concerned with business and the economy know that money for transportation improvements needs to be generated and spent.

"The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO couldn’t agree today was Monday, but they agree we should raise the gas tax," Gov. Rendell said. "Nothing produces more jobs than infrastructure."

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