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.

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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 But outdated, inefficient and deteriorating travel infrastructure has the opposite effect, limiting commercial and personal mobility, restricting access to economic regions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.

Research, News and Commentary on Infrastructure

Research Round Up: Air Travel Soars While Infrastructure Investment Remains Grounded

April 15, 2019

Each month, the U.S. Travel Association sends its members the U.S. Travel Outlook, which...

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Friday Check-In

Friday Check-In | April 12, 2019

April 12, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll share a recap from U.S. Travel Meetings Week, discuss the newly introduced JOLT Act, and hear from the association’s new national chair.

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Travel Matters to Keeping America Connected

April 09, 2019

Use Wednesday, May 8 to celebrate how travel matters to keeping America connected.

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