Transportation infrastructure plays a critical part in supporting the nation's economy and the construction industry plays a key role in building, maintaining, and improving the systems. Annual public investment in highway infrastructure is approximately $160 billion, transit infrastructure is approximately $30 billion and airport runway improvement $7 billion. Railroad investment is largely from the private sector and is approximately $30 billion per year.
Despite these investment levels, transportation infrastructure investment is still inadequate. AGC of America is a leading advocate for transportation infrastructure investment at the Federal level and AGC chapters nationwide are important proponents of transportation infrastructure investment at the state and local levels.
Federal/State Funding Resources
- Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Bipartisan Infrastructure Law) Summary
- 2023 Permitting Reform Bill Summary
- AGC Alternative Funding Chart
- AGC Transportation Infrastructure Funding Advocacy Guide
- Build America Transportation Investment Center
- TRIP State Highway Fact Sheets
- Eno Study: Advice for the National Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee Pilot
- FHWA's "Every Day Counts" Initiative
- AGC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Compliance Tool Kit
- DOT Guidance on DBE Compliance
- Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) – AGC co-chairs the TCC, a coalition of construction interests focused on highway investment. In addition to "inside the beltway" advocacy, TCC annually holds a Washington Fly-In to get the attention of Congress on the need for transportation investment.
- American Highway Users Alliance (AHUA) – AGC participates in the activities of AHUA, a broad based transportation coalition founded in 1932 to advocate for the motorist and champion safe and efficient roads.
- Mileage Based User Fee Alliance (MBUFA) – AGC is an active member MBUFA, a coalition formed to support mileage based user fees as a way to provide needed revenue for the federal Highway Trust Fund and for state transportation funds.