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.
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America's seaports generate $321 billion annually in tax revenue and support 23 million jobs.
According to the 2015 Urban Mobility Report, traffic congestion will continue to worsen without more aggressive actions to combat it. By 2020, annual delay per commuter will grow from 42 hours to 47 hours.
According to a 2017 INRIX study, on average, U.S. drivers spend 17 hours per year searching for parking at a cost of $345 per driver in wasted time, fuel and emissions.
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 1,216 miles or nearly the distance between Miami and from New York City.
41 percent of U.S. bridges are over 40 years old and have not had major reconstruction work.
The average age of a structurally deficient bridge is 67 years old, compared to 40 years for non-deficient bridges.
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.
In 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that cost of replacing drinking water or waste water infrastructure in rural communities to be almost $190 billion in the coming years.
A one day disruption in water service would cost $43.5 billion in sales and $22.5 billion in GDP.
Over the next decade, the U.S. needs to invest an additional $82 billion per year in water infrastructure at all levels of government, and all over the country.