United States Freight Facts, Figures, and Air Quality Issues

This book describes how the ability of the nation’s transportation system to provide for and maintain the efficient movement of freight is important to the continuing economic health of the United States (US). The book discusses how US domestic freight tonnage is anticipated to approximately double and that international freight tonnage is expected to nearly triple by the year 2035. This book provides facts and figures on the flow of US freight while also examining the physical network, economic conditions and transportation system responsible for the movement of freight. The book then explores the growing need to find new ways to address air quality concerns and greenhouse gas emissions associated with freight movements.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 159p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01484311
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781620814727
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 3 2013 3:15PM