A vital role of America’s federal government is maintaining transportation infrastructure. Most people agree that the government should maintain a well-functioning, efficiently run transportation infrastructure. The question is how we achieve this goal.


Sufficient financing for the nation’s transport infrastructure is a critical component to economic development in the United States. In Congress and across the country, the key question is about how various projects are funded.


The Chamber of Commerce calculates a Transportation Performance Index (TPI) to identify how well our infrastructure supports economic growth. For every one point decline or increase in the TPI, there is a corresponding decrease or increase of 0.3 percent of GDP. In addition, there is a positive correlation between the TPI and foreign direct investment. With an improved transportation infrastructure, foreign and domestic companies can more easily move their products into and around the country.


Read more at the following links:

Reforming Highways
Fixing Water Infrastructure