In the United States of America, we invest less than 1 percent of our GDP in transportation infrastructure. We rank 28th in the world among advanced nations. We rank 28th in the world. The greatest country in the world ranks 28th in the world. And it costs in every way. – Vice President Joe Biden The Vice President has been traveling across the country, making the case that we need to invest in American infrastructure. Since 2009, the Obama administration has improved over 350,000 miles of roads, more than 6,000 miles of rail, and repaired or replaced over 20,000 bridges. As the Vice President says, “These are long-term investments in the health, the might and the dynamism of this country.” But right now, 65 percent of our major roads are still rated in less than good condition, and 25 percent of our bridges require significant repair. The world is not waiting, and the U.S. is lagging behind other advanced countries when it comes to total transportation investment. Take a look at this chart to see where the U.S. ranks when it comes to investment in our basic infrastructure: read more

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Chart of the Week: Catching Up with the Competition on Infrastructure Investment