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Critical Travel Infrastructure Projects Needed

National Committee Needs Your Projects by Oct. 23

The U.S. Department of Transportation has asked the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure for a list of critical infrastructure projects. These include those that alleviate congestion, accommodate future growth and better connect major destinations and tourism assets. 

Here is a bullet-list definition of "critical infrastructure" to identify whether or not a project in your community qualifies. A full definition is provided at the end of this article.

To be considered for this list of critical projects, you'll need to provide as much of the following information as possible:

What should you do? 

Contact your regional planning authorities, airport authorities, city and county governments to notify them of this request and to start collecting information for submitting projects for your area. 

Then submit your project here

Complete definition of "Critical Infrastructure"

“Critical Infrastructure” consists of the fixed installations, including but not limited to roads, railways, airways, waterways, and terminals such as airports, railway stations, bus stations and seaports, that enable long-haul travel mobility to and within the United States. These systems and assets, whether physical or virtual are so vital to the largescale movement of people that the incapacity, inefficiency or absence of such systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on travel and tourism and have an adverse effect on security, safety, economic growth, or any combination of those matters. When determining if systems or assets qualify as Critical Travel Infrastructure, consideration should be given to alleviating congestion and accommodating future growth along major corridors for long-haul travel (surface, air, rail) and enhancing connectivity, reliability, efficiency, technology, safety and
security between modes and to major destinations and tourism assets (AV’s, TNC’s, transit)."

(SOURCE: National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure) 

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