U.S. Travel Industry Applauds President Obama’s Plan to Improve Roads, Rails and Airports

The head of the U.S. Travel Association applauded President Obama’s new initiative to focus on America’s roads, rail systems and airports, calling it “a positive and much-needed step toward rebuilding and expanding the national transportation system and strengthening our economy.”

Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association, said the national transportation system is “the gateway to job creation in America’s hotels, restaurants, attractions and destinations from coast-to-coast.  Antiquated and inefficient aspects of today’s transportation infrastructure have contributed to a decline in travel and economic growth.”

“The President’s initiative – focusing on our highways, high-speed rail and our air travel system – will begin the process of ensuring that more Americans and international visitors can move safely and efficiently from coast-to-coast,” said Dow.

“We look forward to working with the Administration and Congress to improve the way we fund, prioritize, and design our national transportation system. With these goals and renewed focus we can begin to strengthen and improve our economy and build a solid foundation for future generations of travelers.”

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The U.S. Travel Association is the national, non-profit organization representing all components of the $704 billion travel industry. U.S. Travel’s mission is to promote and facilitate increased travel to and within the United States. For more information, visit http://www.ustravel.org/.