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05-01-2016
Failure to Act: Closing the Infrastructure Investment Gap for America's Economic Future

Failure to Act: Closing the Infrastructure Investment Gap for America’s Economic Future is an update to the Failure to Act comprehensive report; it addresses the current infrastructure gaps between today’s needs and investment and how they will affect the future productivity of industries, national competitiveness, and future costs to households.

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04-01-2016
Cost of Congestion to the Trucking Industry

Traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System (NHS) added over $49.6 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2015. ATRI utilized a variety of data sources as well as a revised methodology which facilitated the expansion of its previous cost of congestion research from the Interstate System to the entire NHS network. This resulted in calculated delay totaling more than 728 million hours of lost productivity, which equates to 264,000 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for a working year.

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03-03-2016
Federal Spending in the States 2005 to 2014

The federal government spent $3.3 trillion in the states during its 2014 fiscal year. But the amount and composition of federal spending vary widely from state to state. As a result, federal budget decisions that increase or decrease areas of spending affect each state differently. The distribution of federal spending provides important context for understanding the effect that federal fiscal policy has on the states.

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