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 But outdated, inefficient and deteriorating travel infrastructure has the opposite effect, limiting commercial and personal mobility, restricting access to economic regions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 Applauds Brand USA Bill Committee Passage

November 17, 2021

U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued the following statement on the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce passing the Restoring Brand USA Act (H.R. 4594).

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U.S. Travel Applauds Infrastructure Bill House Passage

November 05, 2021

U.S. Travel Association President and CEO Roger Dow issued a statement on the U.S. House of Representatives passing the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. 

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“Future of Travel Mobility” Draws Top Leaders for Travel Sustainability, Innovation Summit

October 26, 2021

U.S. Travel Association convened top leaders in travel, transportation and technology with policymakers and administration officials for the association’s first-ever Future of Travel Mobility summit today.

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