America’s past economic success was built upon infrastructure development. It was in 1806 that Congress appropriated the first funds for a federally funded road that stretched from Maryland to Illinois. Over the next two centuries, the American infrastructure expanded to include 160,000 miles of railway tracks, 12,000 miles of commercially active, navigable waterways, four million miles of highway and more than 3,300 airports servicing the world’s safest and most efficient national airspace. Those investments became the backbone of the world’s most dynamic and powerful economy. Now, the United States is falling behind the rest of the world in terms of infrastructure investment. READ MORE