Consumers increasingly expect same-day deliveries which could become more difficult to achieve with rising traffic volumes. The FHWA reports that 947,000 hours of vehicle delay can be attributed to delivery trucks double-parked in dense urban areas.
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From 2000 to 2015, road infrastructure increased 5.2 percent while traffic volume increased by 14 percent.
U.S. public spending on infrastructure fell by 8 percent between 2003 and 2017.
In the 1930's, 4.2 percent of America's gross national product was spent on infrastructure investment. But by 2016 the number fell to 1.5 percent.
In 2017, 1.7 billion passengers and 31.7 metric tons of cargo traveled through U.S. airports.
The locally-imposed user fee used by airports to partially fund airport infrastructure projects known as the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) has not been adjusted since 2000 and as a result has lost 40% of its purchasing power.
U.S. port cargo activities generated $5.4 trillion of total economic value in 2018.
Cargo activity at U.S. ports support 26 percent of our economy.
Over $6 billion in goods are handled by seaports each weekday.
In 2017, total passenger miles traveled on public transportation was 57 billion. This is up from 42.4 billion in 1997.
In 2017, total public transportation expenditures were $67.7 billion, with $47.5 billion spent on operations and $20.2 billion on capital investments.
In 2017, the federal government provided 37 percent of capital funding for transit. State assistance made up 17 percent while local and directly generated assistance made up 47 percent of capital funding.