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Issue Brief: Infrastructure

Issue BriefAug 05, 2012 - 8:00pm

Freight Railroads

Railroads are critical to freight movement throughout the United States. The railroad industry's investment in infrastructure alone will not be enough to handle the U.S. Department of Transportation's prediction that freight transportation demand will rise 92% by 2035 from 2002 levels.

Issue BriefAug 05, 2012 - 8:00pm

Fast Facts on America's Infrastructure

Each year, Americans lose more than $9 billion in productivity from flight delays (Port Authority of NY's/NJ's Flight Delay Task Force Report).

Issue BriefAug 05, 2012 - 8:00pm

Transportation Performance Index: State-By-State Results

Given that a strong transportation system is a key factor in economic development, transportation performance indexes are created for every state and the District of Columbia in addition to a national index. The state-by-state results are derived using the same methodology and the same indicators except where data is not available on a statewide basis.

Issue BriefAug 05, 2012 - 8:00pm

Recommendations to Congress Regarding SAFETEA-LU Reauthorization

Download a printable copy (PDF) Defining the National Interest and the Federal Role

Issue BriefAug 05, 2012 - 8:00pm

Transportation 101 Series

It's Time to Reform the Nation's Highway and Transit Programs Download a printable copy (PDF)

Issue BriefAug 02, 2012 - 8:00pm

Energy Infrastructure Policy

U.S. economic prosperity is closely tied to the availability of affordable, abundant, and clean energy supplies. Yet our nation's energy infrastructure is overstretched and cannot adequately meet the growing energy demand of consumers and businesses.

Issue BriefAug 02, 2012 - 8:00pm

Telecommunication

Telecommunications, particularly broadband applications and services, has the power to transform the American economy. The ability to engage in e-commerce is vital to U.S. businesses. Broadband connection allows businesses, regardless of size or location, to sell to customers around the country and the world.

Issue BriefAug 02, 2012 - 8:00pm

Water Infrastructure

Nearly 1 million miles of water mains (pipes) in the United States provide Americans and businesses with the water that they need every day. Water infrastructure is capital intensive. However, few Americans recognize or understand the complex network of water treatment plants, pipes, and other infrastructure required to provide this critical service.