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Building America's Future 2016 Vision

In order to get the country on the best path forward we need a strong vision and a long-term infrastructure strategy. Building America’s Future is optimistic about the possibilities, now and in the decades to come, and will continue to encourage visionary leadership that ensures America’s place as the world’s technological leader and preeminent global economic power.

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Building America's Future and US Travel Association Survey

On May 22, 2014, Building America's Future (BAF) and the US Travel Association (USTA) released the results of a survey of USTA members.  This survey shows that global competitiveness and economic and job growth are all severely imperiled by the United States’ collapsing transportation infrastructure.

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Falling Apart and Falling Behind

Falling Apart and Falling Behind lays out the economic challenges posed by our ailing infrastructure, provides a comparative look at the smart investments being made by our international competitors, and suggests a series of recommendations for Congress to begin to build on MAP-21 and craft new innovative transportation policies in the U.S

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The U.S. Conference of Mayors estimates that we need to invest as much as $4.8 trillion in our nation’s water infrastructure over the next 20 years to maintain a state of good repair.
“Water and roads add to the quality of life…..anyone stuck in traffic at rush hour in our cities can speak to that.  It also plays a major role in our continued economic development. Whenever we're recruiting a business seeking to relocate or expand, a chief concern of theirs is ensuring there are adequate water, power and transportation systems for their needs.”
14 percent of America’s major roads are in poor or mediocre condition.  Driving on roads in need of repair costs U.S. motorists $94 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs or $444 per motorist.