Our nation’s transportation infrastructure—made up of roads, airports, highways, bridges, rail and more—enables people to travel and conduct commerce around the country and across the globe. This national network is also the U.S. travel industry’s most important asset.

Quick Facts

Modern, efficient travel infrastructure facilitates economic growth and competitiveness, improves our quality of life and strengthens our national security. But outdated, inefficient and deteriorating travel infrastructure has the opposite effect, limiting commercial and personal mobility, restricting access to economic regions and opportunities, and stifling growth.

Over the past several decades, our nation’s travel infrastructure has fallen into a state of disrepair. While countries around the globe modernize airports, expand and repair roadways, and improve passenger rail, the United States has neglected to adequately invest in its travel infrastructure. As a result, our national transportation network is unable to cope with current, much less future travel demand. While the rest of the world is speeding up, the United States is slowing down.

Click here to view U.S. Travel's updated Infrastructure Priorities for new transportation technologies and the future of travel mobility. 

Research, News and Commentary on Infrastructure

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U.S. Travel Welcomes Border Reopening Date

October 15, 2021

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the announcement that the U.S. will officially reopen its borders to vaccinated international travelers on November 8.

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U.S. Travel to Convene Transportation, Technology, Govt. Leaders For Future of Travel Mobility Summit

October 20, 2021

The U.S. Travel Association announced it will host its first-ever Future of Travel Mobility summit, a day-long event on Tuesday, October 26, convening executives in the business, transportation and technology sectors, together with policymakers and administration officials.

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IPW 2021 Reunites International Travel Buyers, Media, U.S. Suppliers in Las Vegas

September 21, 2021

More than 2,600 attendees from 52 countries gathered in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 18-22 for the 52nd annual IPW—the travel industry's premier international marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the United States.

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