Airports are responsible for over $1.4 trillion in economic activity each year.
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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.
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.