In 2009 India spent about 4 percent of its GDP on infrastructure.
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In 2009 China spent about 9 percent of its GDP on infrastructure.
In 2009 Canada spent about 2.9 percent of its GDP on infrastructure.
As a share of GDP, U.S. public spending on infrastructure has ranged from 2.3 percent to 2.5 percent since the mid – 1980’s. The peak period during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s had it at 3 percent of GDP.
Public construction spending as a percentage of GDP (TLPBLCONS/(GDP*1000) is lower than it has been over the last 20 years reaching a high of 0.023 in 2009 to its current level between 0.016 and 0.017.
America’s transportation network is comprised of approximately 4 million miles of roads, 117,000 miles of rail, 600,000 bridges, 12,000 miles of commercially navigable waterways, 11,000 miles of transit (including more than 5,000 miles of rail transit), more than 3,000 transit rail stations, 300 ports, and 19,700 airports.
Public transit users save over $9,381 per year by using public transit instead of driving.
Vehicle travel on America’s highways increased by 15 percent from 2000 to 2015. U.S. vehicle travel during the first 8 months of 2016 increased 3.1 percent from the same period in 2015.
44 percent of America’s major urban highways are congested.
In some urban areas driving on roads in need of repair can cost the average driver $523 per year.
Nearly one-third of the nation's major urban roads are in poor or mediocre condition. Driving on roads in need of repair costs U.S. motorists $112 billion a year in extra vehicle repairs and operating costs or $523 per motorist.
The total cost of congestion in 2014 was $160 billion or $960 in wasted time and fuel for every traveler. Americans wasted 42 hours sitting in congestion in 2014. This is up from 16 hours in 1982.