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The Airport and Airway Trust Fund collects revenue from air travel-related taxes and uses it to fund the FAA. In FY 2022, passenger taxes were 71.3% of AATF revenue — but funding depends on congressional extensions for the AATF.
Four of the five states with the greatest percentage of highway bridges in “good” condition are in the South.
Arkansas has improved its road conditions the most since 2000, decreasing the percentage of its roads considered “poor” by 26.8 percentage points over 20 years.
There have been effectively zero deaths per 100 million passenger miles traveled by air in the US each year from 2002 to 2020.
Forty-eight states reported an increase in vehicle miles traveled on all roads this year, according to preliminary 2023 numbers.
For the last decade, an average of 1,300 trains derailed each year, accounting for 61% of all train accidents.
Disability complaints against US airlines have tripled since 2020. Horizon, Endeavor, and Frontier reported the sharpest increases between 2021 and 2022.
Rural areas are home to 16% of the US population — but represent 88% of the land area served by USPS.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the US requires $625 billion in water infrastructure improvements over the next two decades.
Wait times have increased as federal spending on affordable housing has more than halved.