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.
- Consists of fixed installations, including but not limited to roads, railways,airways, waterways and terminals (such as airports, seaports and bus stations).
- Without these, it would have a debilitating impact on travel and tourism
- Without, it would adversely affect security, safety, economic growth or any combination
- Project would alleviate congestion
- Project accommodates future growth
- Project enhances connectivity, reliability, efficiency, technology, safety and security between modes and to major destinations and tourism assets.
To be considered for this list of critical projects, you'll need to provide as much of the following information as possible:
- Project location
- Project sponsor
- Project description
- Estimated total federal, state, local and private sector investment
- Current status and estimated date for start of construction and completion
- Explanation of how the project meets the definition of "critical infrastructure" for travel and tourism
- Description of any federal barriers (e.g. financial, regulatory, legislative, etc) to completing the project
- Estimate of direct and indirect job creation (if known)
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)