Infrastructure

In 2019, the federal government spent $29 billion on infrastructure and transferred an additional $67 billion in infrastructure spending to states.

Most infrastructure spending comes directly from state and local governments, which recently spent $162 billion on projects in 2017, excluding federal transfers.

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Infrastructure

Half of federal transportation spending goes to highways, with air and rail the next biggest categories.

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Infrastructure

Our bridges are improving.

The proportion of bridges rated as poor decreased from 9.4% in 2012 to 7.6% in 2018.

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Infrastructure

The condition of urban interstates and minor roads is improving.

Rural interstates and minor roads are improving as well, though to a lesser extent.

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Infrastructure

Train infrastructure is degrading.

Two-thirds of train tunnels and nearly one-third of train control systems and elevated structures were rated as poor or substandard as of last count.

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Infrastructure

In 2017, traffic congestion delayed vehicle commuters by an average of 54 hours a year.

In 1982, annual delays averaged 18 hours.

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