Investing in modern infrastructure will grow travel, create jobs and bolster the U.S. economy.

Quick Facts

Within the next five years, most major interstate corridors in the U.S. will experience Labor Day levels of traffic on a daily basis. In their current state, our highways, bridges and transit and passenger rail systems are not equipped to deal with this expected growth, which has the potential to deter travel within the U.S. costing the economy billions from last spending.  

U.S. Travel urges Congress and the administration to properly invest in in our roads, bridges and transit systems to improve efficient access to cities, hotels, attractions and other travel businesses—and grow American jobs. 

Recommendations

Prioritize investments that enhance commercial and personal mobility to and within the United States

Congress should ensure that discretionary grant programs provide specific consideration for projects that achieve the goals of the National Travel Infrastructure Strategy.

Ensure funding accounts for highly trafficked destinations and commercial centers

Funding should account for national and regional traveler data in the development of formula factors—not just census data, which does not take into account areas of the U.S. that receive large amounts of commercial and personal travel.

Embrace new and transformative transportation technologies

Congress should ensure that any new and expanded investments in transportation infrastructure award a portion of discretionary funds to support developments of new and innovative modes of transportation and infrastructure.

Research, News and Commentary on Surface Infrastructure

Friday Check-In

Friday Check-In | January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we cover the impact of the government shutdown and our path forward with the new Congress, as well as other industry updates.

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Friday Check-In | October 26, 2018

October 26, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, we’ll showcase hurricane recovery efforts in Florida, share updates from several industry meetings, and provide our take on the upcoming midterm elections.

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Friday Check-In | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018

In this week’s Friday Check-In, you’ll learn about travel-related provisions in the newly passed FAA bill, developments toward the renewal of Brand USA, and the latest insights from our Travel Trends Index.

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