Let's Rebuild America
Transportation Performance Index
How Well Is Your Business Being Served?
The Transportation Performance Index measures how well our transportation systems—surface, air, and water—are meeting the demands of the nation and quantifies the impact on the economy.
Visit “TPI Central” to review the report, and the Chamber’s recommendations to improve supply, quality of service, and capacity to handle future growth. The next release of the report is scheduled for September 2013.
The U.S. Chamber-led Let’s Rebuild America (LRA) initiative combines research and education to address our nation’s transportation and water infrastructure challenges. Chaired by Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue, LRA advocates for the need to maintain, modernize, and expand America’s infrastructure—a critical ingredient for U.S. economic growth and competitiveness.
Read the latest on infrastructure at FreeEnterprise.com.
How Can the Business Community Step UP?
With continued underinvestment, our infrastructure system will become increasingly unsafe, unreliable, and inefficient—threatening jobs, productivity, and competitiveness.
America’s private sector can help strengthen our infrastructure in four critical ways:
- Paying more in user fees and taxes
- Investing up to $250 billion in public-private partnership capital
- Bringing together the latest technology and management practices
- Building support for smart investment
How Can the Business Community Get Involved?
Through LRA, the U.S. Chamber is leading three major projects to help build awareness of the need for greater infrastructure investment.
Blueprint for Investing in America’s Infrastructure
The Blueprint for Investing in America’s Infrastructure is designed to promote the voice of American businesses and effectively communicate how a national infrastructure business strategy will lower operating costs, increase profitability, mitigate logistical challenges, and provide a catalyst for investment. We will make the “business case” for a forward-looking, funded federal approach to a critical piece of America’s broader strategy for economic growth—infrastructure.
If you are interested in sharing your story and helping us build the business case, please contact Dan Hillenbrand at email@example.com or 202-463-5773.
Inland Waterways Project
The Inland Waterways Project highlights contributions of the inland waterway system to American supply-chains and to the long term economic vitality of the United States. Through this project, the Chamber is working to build support for significant investment in marine transportation infrastructure as Congress considers reauthorization of the Water Resources and Development Act, last passed in 2007.
If you are interested in sharing your story and helping us build the case, please contact Dan Hillenbrand at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-463-5773.
Population growth is straining the U.S. water infrastructure. In California, for example, a water delivery system designed to supply 18 million people now struggles to serve 38 million, with an additional 12 million anticipated by 2040. The Water is Your Business Campaign—an awareness campaign by the National Association of Water Companies and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce—seeks to engage businesses and community leaders on the value of sustainable water provision, the benefits of investing in water infrastructure for the whole community, and potential solutions in delivering sustainable water systems.