Americans Want Action On Transportation Infrastructure
According to a new poll by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Morning Consult, American voters want their federal leaders to make new investments in ground transportation.
Specifically, 80 percent of voters said they want Washington make new investments in roads; 74 want lawmakers to spend more money on bridges; and 62 percent want new investments in public transit systems. Three-quarters of voters said the federal government should take the lead in rebuilding our nation's transportation infrastructure by directing federal funds and providing incentives for private business. Sixty-four percent of voters said investing in U.S. infrastructure today will lead to additional job creation and economic growth.
Those voters are right. According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the average American family loses $3,400 a year due to failing transportation infrastructure and, by 2025, the United States will lose 2.5 million jobs if the nation fails to make additional investments in its infrastructure.