Infrastructure

Most Americans agree that our roads, bridges, mass transit systems, air and sea ports, and water infrastructure are critical national assets that drive growth, jobs, safety, and global competitiveness.

What we can’t seem to agree on is how to pay for badly needed maintenance and repairs. It’s time to stop thinking about infrastructure as a problem, but as an opportunity for bipartisan agreement to invest wisely and carefully in our most critical needs, while eliminating wasteful spending.

Projects and Programs


Our Priorities

The Chamber is working to ensure the nation’s long-term economic growth and competitiveness by enacting an infrastructure modernization plan. 

Priorities

Roads, Bridges, and Transit
  • Enact changes to ensure that there is sufficient dedicated revenue to maintain the solvency of the Highway Trust Fund. 
  • Enact a long-term infrastructure modernization bill.
  • Other Infrastructure Including Air, Sea, Rural Broadband, Energy, and Water 
  • Provide a toolkit of options for supplemental funding and financing of other critical infrastructure, including through public-private partnerships, dedicated user fees, and revolving loan programs.
Permitting and Regulatory Reform 
  • Continue to streamline the federal permitting process, including the use of concurrent reviews and time limits for agency decisions. 
  • Encourage similar permitting reforms at the state and local levels. 
  • Oppose efforts to reregulate transportation industries.
Infrastructure and Transportation Workforce 
  • Highlight workforce shortages in the infrastructure and transportation sectors and push for regulatory reforms and skills programs to address these shortages. 
  • The U.S. Chamber continues to promote and enact policies to ensure that U.S. capital markets are the fairest, most efficient, and innovative in the world.

 

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressMar 02, 2021 - 5:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Polly Trottenberg to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, supporting the Nomination of Polly Trottenberg to be Deputy Secretary of Transportation.

Letters to CongressMar 02, 2021 - 11:15am

Coalition Letter on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Permit Streamlining

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permits.

Press ReleaseFeb 25, 2021 - 9:45am

Federal and State Action is Needed Now to Revitalize Local Infrastructure Projects

Revitalization of the Brent Spence Bridge corridor has been a topic of discussion for decades. Currently the bridge is carrying twice the traffic it was designed for and is a notorious chokepoint for commuters. Between federal and state action there’s an opportunity to revitalize the Brent Spence Bridge corridor and invest in critical regional infrastructure projects this year.

EventFeb 23, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
2.23.21 Common Grounds

Common Grounds: Spotlight on Infrastructure and Transportation

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for a bipartisan conversation with Rep. Seth Moulton and Rep. Rodney Davis.

Letters to CongressFeb 17, 2021 - 9:30am

Coalition Letter on the Build by the Fourth of July Campaign

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on the Chamber's and the Bipartisan Policy Center's joint campaign to "Build by the Fourth of July" and encourage the passage of infrastructure legislation.

Above the FoldFeb 10, 2021 - 12:00pm
The Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.

The Business Community Needs Regulatory Certainty Now More Than Ever

The new administration is rolling back a policy of fairness and transparency.

Press ReleaseFeb 08, 2021 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Launching New Virtual Event Series to Spotlight and Encourage Bipartisan Cooperation and Constructive Governing

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching a new virtual event series, Common Grounds, which will convene one Republican leader and one Democratic leader to explore important issues or challenges facing the business community and the nation.

ReportFeb 03, 2021 - 9:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index - 2020 Q4

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (CCI) is a quarterly economic index designed to gauge the outlook for, and resulting confidence in, the commercial construction industry.

Above the FoldJan 28, 2021 - 3:30pm
highway infrastructure

Resilience Is an Opportunity for Early Bipartisan Success

Why we need to build durable, sustainable infrastructure now.