Americans for Better Infrastructure works to educate Americans about the importance of taking care of our nation’s road and water infrastructure in order to foster safe communities, promote job creation, and stimulate economic growth.

Why Should You Care?

You pay the costs of poorly funded and unsafe roads, highways and bridges. It’s like an unseen tax we’re all paying!
Time wasted in traffic is just one of the many costs of outdated infrastructure, which also include wear and tear on your vehicle and significant safety concerns, especially in rural areas. In fact, TRIP, a national transportation research group, recently released a report showing that half of the state’s in the U.S. had more than 250 rural traffic deaths in 2017. Is your state on the list?
How does damaged and outdated infrastructure play a role in those deaths?
  • 20% or more of all rural roads are in poor condition in 15 states.
  • Fatality rates on rural roads are two to four times higher than on all others.
  • Structurally deficient bridges, especially in rural areas, put American drivers at risk every day.
You have a chance to make your voice heard! Fix America’s poor infrastructure today!

What Can You Do?

America’s infrastructure “gap” is costing you time and money. Congress won’t increase funding until YOU support it.

Make Your Voice Heard

Congress won’t increase infrastructure funding until YOU support it.

Dear /Congressional Leader/,

Failing to act to rebuild America’s infrastructure costs me — and every American family $3,400 a year — and the costs and consequences to our economy and to our safety are significant.

Will you vote to fix our Highway Trust Fund?

  • According to the American Society of Civil Engineers’ 2016 Failure to Act report, there will be funding gap of $1.4 trillion over the next 10 years if we maintain current investment levels in surface transportation, water/wastewater, electricity, airports and inland waterways and ports.
  • The Congressional Budget Office estimates that, on average, every dollar invested in infrastructure generates as much as $2.50 in incremental output. This is the highest multiplier among all other major spending programs or from tax cuts.
  • In 2015 a mere 2/3 of one percent of GDP went towards infrastructure – the lowest levels in more than 50 years.

America’s infrastructure “gap” is costing me and my family time and money.

You have the power to fix the Highway Trust Fund. Will you please let me hear from you? I would appreciate knowing where you stand.

Thank you

Share Our Message

Congress won’t increase infrastructure funding until YOU support it

Failing to act to rebuild America’s infrastructure costs every American family $3,400 a year. READ the Report Card that uncovers the costs and consequences to you, as well as to our economy and our safety here: https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/

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