Transportation

America has always been a nation on the move. But an aging and crumbling transportation system is not only slowing Americans down, it’s reducing productivity, undermining our ability to move products across the country and around the world, and increasing congestion and air pollution. It’s time to get America moving again!

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Wow, this simply shows the reason we need to modernize America's Transportation infrastructure now!
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03/25/2017

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03/25/2017

Our Position

Dangerous Roads

1/3 of traffic fatalities are due to poorly maintained roads.

America’s transportation system is badly in need of investment. But how do we pay for it? The simplest, most effective short-term solution is to increase the gas tax, which hasn’t been raised since 1993, even as people drive less and cars become more fuel efficient. And what better time for a small, phased-in increase then when gas prices are tumbling at the pump? It’s a good investment for America, its citizens, and its businesses.
 
But Americans have every right to insist that any increase comes with guarantees that the money will be spent for its intended purposes, spent wisely on genuine priority projects, and will result in an improvement to our quality of life. Taxpayers shouldn’t have to bear the entire burden—we need to remove barriers that prevent us from leveraging up to $250 billion in private capital for transportation projects.
 
Adequate funding is only one of the Chamber’s transportation priorities. We also support:

  • A strong federal role in transportation so that our national system remains cohesive and interconnected.
  • Permit streamlining so transportation projects can get off the ground more quickly, are completed in a timely manner, and keep costs low.
  • More public-private partnerships that ease the strain on federal and state budgets and free up public money for projects that can’t attract private investment.

 
Our transportation system is a tremendous national asset we’ve built up over generations. It has fueled economic growth, enhanced our competitiveness, and created a lot of good jobs. If well-maintained, it can continue to deliver outstanding benefits to all Americans.

A Bridge Too Far

One in nine of the nation’s bridges are rated as structurally deficient.

Timeline

The latest updates across all U.S. Chamber properties

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Above the Fold
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Make no mistake about it – the aviation industry has been and will continue to be under assault from cyber criminals around the globe.

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 9:30am
Above the Fold
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The latest findings are a striking confirmation of what we already know: America’s infrastructure is in desperate need of repair.

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
Testimony

Edward Mortimer's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies hearing, "Investing in America: Funding our Nation’s Transportation Infrastructure Needs."

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:30am
Above the Fold
Airbus’ Allan McArtor

One of the highlights of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s annual Aviation Summit is the presentation of the Carol B. Hallett Award.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 3:30pm
In the News

This is an interesting summary from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis on their recent workshop series regarding the areas of interest and issues relating to economic integration in EurasiaTheir recommendations include collaborating on non-tariff barriers, energy, and infrastructure to create a long-term agenda for economic cooperation. For more information, go to: http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/research/eurasian/Events.html.8024.html

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 10:45am