National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure
On January 19, 2021, the U.S. Department of Transportation released the National Travel and Tourism Infrastructure Strategic Plan (NTTISP). The Department recognizes the importance of tourism to the U.S. economy and the critical need for a comprehensive infrastructure plan that incorporates intermodal transportation in facilitating mobility with respect to travel and tourism, especially in light of the impact of the COVID-19 public health emergency on passenger travel and demand. The NTTISP provides a clear picture of the investments needed to sustain, support, and exceed pre-COVID-19 activity levels. The NTTISP meets the requirement of the FAST Act to develop a national travel and tourism infrastructure strategic plan that assesses the condition and performance of the national transportation network; identifies issues that create significant congestion problems and barriers to long-haul passenger travel and tourism; forecasts long-haul passenger travel and tourism volumes for the 20-year period; identifies major transportation facilities and corridors for current and forecasted long-haul travel and tourism volumes; assesses statutory, regulatory, technological, institutional, financial, and other barriers to improve long-haul passenger travel performance (including opportunities for overcoming the barriers); identifies best practices for improving the performance of the national transportation network; and identifies strategies to improve intermodal connectivity for long-haul passenger travel and tourism.
In December 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) which provides long-term surface transportation funding. One of the highlights of the FAST Act is the creation of the National Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Infrastructure to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on matters relating to the role of intermodal transportation in facilitating mobility with respect to travel and tourism activities.
The roles of NACTTI can be found under Related Documents.
NACTTI is comprised of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Transportation to serve a 2‑year term. The members of NACTTI are a cross section of stakeholders from both the private and public sectors, with representatives from the travel and tourism industry product and service providers; travel and tourism-related associations; the travel, tourism, and destination marketing organizations; the travel and tourism-related workforce; State tourism offices; State departments of transportation; regional and metropolitan planning organizations; local governments; organizations with expertise in intermodal connectivity for travel and tourism; and entities having expertise in public-private partnerships.
NACTTI met on December 8 and 9, 2016, June 27, October 24, December 4, 2018, and March 27, 2019, in Washington, DC.