In 2017, the public transportation industry employed 431,514 people.
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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 6K miles - long enough to travel from Atlanta to LA and continue to Deadhorse, AK.
The average age of a structurally deficient bridge is 68 years old, compared to 32 years for a bridge in good condition and 54 years for a bridge in fair condition.
There are 171.5 million daily crossings on nearly 45,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S.
Fuel wasted sitting in traffic reached a total of 3.3 billion gallons in 2018 – up from 500 million gallons in 1982.
Public transit reduces gas consumption by 4.1 billion gallons each year.
Rail ridership is up 60% since 1997.