In For the Long Haul: The U.S. Faces a Freight Nightmare as Congestion Continues to Grow and Our Economy Expands

This article focuses on the congestion nightmare looming for freight transportation as the U.S. economy expands. The author points out that the surface transportation system is already at capacity and the U.S. loses $8 million a year due to highway freight bottlenecks. The article describes the interdependence of the nation’s economy and transportation from colonial days to the present, and points out that trucks sitting in congestion not only lose time and money, but also burn fuel, another cost. Although other countries are upgrading surface transportation infrastructure, the U.S. is adding only six percent to its highway system. Solutions require more investment in surface transportation.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01054705
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2007 1:53PM