Help Save America's Infrastructure!
Share On Facebook
Share On Twitter
Share On Google Plus
Share On Linkdin
Share On Reddit
Hide Buttons

Now Available for Your iPad

Now Available for Your Android

Now Available for Your Android Tablet

America's GPA: D+
Estimated Investment Needed by 2020:
$3.6 Trillion

Rail  C+

Categories

Water & Environment

Transportation

Categories

Public Facilities

Energy

Railroads are experiencing a competitive resurgence as both an energy-efficient freight transportation option and a viable city-to-city passenger service. In 2012, Amtrak recorded its highest year of ridership with 31.2 million passengers, almost doubling ridership since 2000, with growth anticipated to continue. Both freight and passenger rail have been investing heavily in their tracks, bridges, and tunnels as well as adding new capacity for freight and passengers. In 2010 alone, freight railroads renewed the rails on more than 3,100 miles of railroad track, equivalent to going coast to coast. Since 2009, capital investment from both freight and passenger railroads has exceeded $75 billion, actually increasing investment during the recession when materials prices were lower and trains ran less frequently.

Launch the full Rail report

Take Action Today

We must commit today to make our vision of the future a reality –
an American infrastructure system that is the source of our prosperity.

Tell Your Legislator Got a Question? Sign Up for Updates Be Social

Save America's Infrastructure

RC-tell-legislators

Talk to your Members of Congress About Infrastructure this Recess

Members of Congress headed home (and to their respective national conventions last week) and won’t return to Washington until after Labor Day. This gives you,

Read More >>

drinkingwater

Water Financing Experts Share Ideas to Improve Local Infrastructure

This Tuesday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a day-long event in Washington, D.C., for representatives from the public and private sectors to

Read More >>

PokemonGo

Pokémon Can Be Caught on Transit, at National Parks Across the Country

In recent weeks, Pokémon Go has gone viral across the United States, with millions of users of all ages joining in on the interactive game. 

Read More >>

Photo Credit: CGP Grey

Infrastructure in the News: Aviation and State Projects Get Attention as Congress Leaves Town

This week was packed with a short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization extension bill, Florida’s infrastructure report card release, and more states implementing changes to

Read More >>