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Falling Apart

America's Infrastructure In Need of Repair

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Policy Recommendations for a Long-Term Infrastructure Plan

Building America’s Future believes that a strong and vibrant infrastructure is essential to keeping America competitive, to improving our public safety and to enhancing the quality of life for every American.

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Gas Tax

24 states have passed gas tax increases since 2013.

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Building America's Future 2018 Vision

In order to get the country on the best path forward we need a strong vision and a long-term infrastructure strategy. Building America’s Future is optimistic about the possibilities, now and in the decades to come, and will continue to encourage visionary leadership that ensures America’s place as the world’s technological leader and preeminent global economic power.

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Building America's Future and US Travel Association Survey

On May 22, 2014, Building America's Future (BAF) and the US Travel Association (USTA) released the results of a survey of USTA members.  This survey shows that global competitiveness and economic and job growth are all severely imperiled by the United States’ collapsing transportation infrastructure.

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Falling Apart and Falling Behind

Falling Apart and Falling Behind lays out the economic challenges posed by our ailing infrastructure, provides a comparative look at the smart investments being made by our international competitors, and suggests a series of recommendations for Congress to begin to build on MAP-21 and craft new innovative transportation policies in the U.S

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Facts and Quotes

An overburdened energy transmission system put public safety at risk and increase costs to consumers and businesses.  The average cost of a one-hour power outage is just over $1,000 for a commercial business.  Utilities often pass on charges to consumers as a result of congestion in the system.
There are 174 million daily crossings on nearly 54,300 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S.  About 1,800 of those bridges are on the Interstate Highway System.
Since 1950, the population of the United States more than doubled but the road system grew only from 3.3 million miles to more than 4.1 million miles.