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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 Congressional Budget Office has estimated that direct well-targeted government spending of $185 billion a year on infrastructure would generate economic and social benefits that would exceed the cost.
Between 2003 and 2007 inflation-adjusted public spending on transportation and water infrastructure declined by $24 billion or 6 percent.
 “Federal investment in infrastructure is the necessary catalyst for future economic growth and to enable the private sector to effectively compete in the global economy.  This investment is long overdue.”