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Poor infrastructure steals your time and money
A typical commuter spends 42 hours stuck in traffic every year – and loses $1,600 in vehicle damage, wasted gas and lost time because of failing infrastructure.
When Congress fails to fund our infrastructure, we pay the price. Tell Congress to pass an infrastructure funding bill!
The country's worst bottlenecks.
The cities below are home to some of the most congested traffic bottlenecks in the country, according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s latest analysis. To see if your commute made the top 100 list, click here.
A nickel for your time.
America’s national network of roads and bridges are funded by a federal fuel user fee, which is included in the price of gasoline, diesel and other transportation fuels at the pump. The user fee hasn’t been raised since 1993 – more than 25 years ago. As a result, our infrastructure has continued to deteriorate to crisis levels.
By raising the user fee by 5 cents per gallon each year over the next four years, more than $340 billion in new revenue would be generated for fixing our roads and bridges. For the cost of a nickel, we can reclaim the time and money we are losing to traffic congestion and damaged roads.