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 But outdated, inefficient and deteriorating travel infrastructure has the opposite effect, limiting commercial and personal mobility, restricting access to economic regions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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Legislative Speaker Series: Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND)

July 14, 2021

Legislative Speaker Series featuring Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND), lead Republican on the Hospitality and Commerce Job Recovery Act and supporter of various other pro-travel policies. 

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Legislative Speaker Series: Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV)

June 24, 2021

Legislative Speaker Series featuring Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Chair of the new Senate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade and Export Promotion.

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Ahead of G7, UK and US Aviation and Travel Leaders Assemble to Call for Re-Opening of Transatlantic Travel

June 07, 2021

The CEOs of all airlines that offer UK-US passenger services joined today with Heathrow Airport and other industry-leading CEOs in calling for the re-opening of transatlantic travel, a move that will be essential to igniting economic recovery.

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