America must invest $384 billion in drinking water systems over the next 17 years to maintain a safe supply for millions of Americans.
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The U.S. Conference of Mayors estimates that we need to invest as much as $4.8 trillion in our nation’s water infrastructure over the next 20 years to maintain a state of good repair.
There are between 700,000 and 800,000 miles of public sewer mains in the United States.
In 2017 the American Society of Civil Engineers has graded the nation’s water and wastewater systems a D+.
Public transit reduces gas consumption by 1.4 billion gallons each year.
In 2013, transit passengers totaled 10.7 billion, the highest level since 1956.
A report on 2017 capital needs conducted by Airports Council International – North America found that airports, including both commercial and general aviation, have nearly $100 billion in total projects that are considered essential by the airport and airport users. This is a 32% increase since 2015.
It has been projected that the number of annual airline passengers will grow from 732 million in 2012 to 1 billion in 2027.
Over the next 20 years, 94% of the nation’s economic growth will occur in metropolitan areas.
Only two U.S. ports (Norfolk and Baltimore) are dredged deep enough to accommodate the post-Panamax ships that will become the norm when the newly widened Panama Canal opens.
By 2030 post-Panamax ships will account for 62 percent of the capacity of the world’s container fleet.
In 2011, the freight transported in America was 17.6 billion tons, with 64 percent by truck, and freight ton miles are expected to grow 72 percent from 2015 to 2040.