3rd Annual National Bridge Report
In February 2016, ARTBA released its third annual national report showing that there are nearly 59,000 structurally deficient bridges in the United States—and at the current pace of bridge investment—it would take at least 21 years before they were all replaced or upgraded. The analysis was based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s “National Bridge Inventory” database. National and state data are included in the full report.
Published in fall 2015 and written by journalist, thought leader, and U.S. domestic policy expert James P. Pinkerton, “American Strength” paints an historical picture of how U.S. transportation infrastructure made America an economic and military superpower. It also explores potential solutions for rebuilding America to meet the economic and mobility challenges of the 21st century.
Fact vs. Fiction
To help arm industry allies with critical information and share with the news media and via social media channels, ARTBA prepared a “Fact vs. Fiction: Transportation Funding & Politics” document that addressed issues like the impacts of devolving the highway/transit program back to the states, gas tax increases and their effects on prices at the pump, election impacts on those governors or legislators who have supported an increase in the gas tax to finance transportation improvements, and the role of P3s. Each Fact vs. Fiction item was also converted into an infograph and widely circulated on social media.