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 But outdated, inefficient and deteriorating travel infrastructure has the opposite effect, limiting commercial and personal mobility, restricting access to economic regions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 Association: Implementation of 5G Would Mean Travel Disruptions and More Economic Harm

January 18, 2022

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the implementation of 5G wireless near U.S. airports.

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The 2022 Lineup: What’s On Tap for U.S. Travel Members

January 13, 2022

Make the most of your membership this year and deepen your engagement with U.S. Travel through education, advocacy, research and networking. Join the U.S. Travel team for an overview of what we...

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U.S. Travel Reacts to Tighter Entry Restrictions for U.S. Arrivals

December 02, 2021

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement on the Biden administration’s announcement that it would tighten the pre-departure testing window for entry to the U.S. from three days for vaccinated travelers to one day.

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