According to the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission of the U.S. Congress, the annual investment required by all levels of government to simply MAINTAIN the nation’s highways, roads, and bridges is now estimated to be $185 billion per year for the next 50 years. Today, the nation invests $68 billion.
Roads are an integral part of our daily lives
- 24 million children (one half) of our nation’s k-12 school population take 450,000 school buses 180 days per year.
- 50,000 ambulances make 60 million trips a year.
- Trucks carry 32 million tons of goods across the roads every day,
- 240 million registered vehicles travel 2.9 trillion miles annually.