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 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.
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.
Water service disruptions led to a $51 billion economic loss for the 11 most water-reliant industries in 2019. Such disruptions increase the price of goods and services and result in production delays, sales losses, and other effects. If the current trajectory continues, it is estimated that service disruptions would cost these businesses $111 billion by 2029 and grow to $250 billion by 2019.
In 2019, total capital spending on water infrastructure at the local, state and federal levels was approximately $48 billion while investment needs totaled $129 billion, creating an $81 billion investment gap.