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

Much for Travel Community to Like Among Trump SOTU Priorities

February 07, 2019

President Trump gave the second State of the Union (SOTU) address of his presidency—a near-record-breaking 82-minute call for bipartisanship that included remarks on job growth, infrastructure, trade and an off-the-teleprompter comment on legal immigration.

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State of the Travel Industry 2019

January 28, 2019

Our industry remains in a strong position to capitalize on opportunity and navigate headwinds in the year ahead.

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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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