In 2017, total passenger miles traveled on public transportation was 57 billion. This is up from 42.4 billion in 1997.
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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.
In 2017, the public transportation industry employed 431,514 people.
According to the American Association of Port Authorities $66 billion is needed over the next decade for port-related infrastructure to ensure U.S. job creation, economic growth and tax fairness.
America's seaports generated $378.1 billion in tax revenue and supported 31 million jobs in 2018.
According to the 2019 Urban Mobility Report, traffic congestion will continue to worsen without more aggressive actions to combat it. In 2018 the annual traffic delay per commuter grew to 54 hours.
According to a 2018 INRIX study, the hidden costs of driving such as sitting in traffic and searching for parking cost the average U.S. driver $3,037 in wasted time, fuel and emissions in 2017.
Since 1950, the population of the United States more than doubled but the road system grew only from 3.3 million miles to 4.1 million miles.
If placed end to end, the length of the nation's structurally deficient bridges would stretch 1,115 miles and spans the distance between Las Vegas and Seattle.
The average age of a structurally deficient bridge is 69 years old, compared to 44 years for non-deficient bridges.
There are 178 million daily crossings on nearly 47,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S.