Accession Number : ADA475252
Title : Transportation
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Adams, James ; Carr, Ron ; Chebl, Maroun ; Coleman, Robert ; Costantini, William ; Cox, Robert ; Dial, William ; Jenkins, Robert ; McGovern, James ; Mueller, Peter
Report Date : Jan 2006
Pagination or Media Count : 40
Abstract : A flexible and productive transportation system is vital to America's economy and national security. The overarching trend of globalization continues to challenge America's transportation system; parenthetically, these demands may yield challenges that are still largely uncertain. The global economy is exponentially increasing demand on transportation infrastructure and the system must compensate by better integrating modalities (i.e., trains, ships, etc.) and maximizing intermodal efficiency. A healthy balance must be achieved between the flow of international commerce and security requirements regardless of transportation mode. The sector's voracious consumption of energy, particularly petroleum-based fuels, coupled with increased global demand will present intractable challenges in the foreseeable future. Transportation modes are expanding and evolving as a result of dramatic increases in demand for services throughout the industry. This study examines three significant crosscutting challenges to the overall transportation system: capacity and congestion, security, and energy. The 2006 Transportation Industry Study observed many areas of strength within the transportation network, and the potential for initiatives to enhance future national security and economic prosperity. The report contains three appendixes: Appendix A -- U.S. Seaport Congestion: The Need for Capacity and Capability Improvements; Appendix B -- Examination of U.S. Railroad Security Challenges: Post 9/11; and Appendix C -- The Greening of Commercial Trucking.
Descriptors : *INDUSTRIES , *LAND TRANSPORTATION , *RAIL TRANSPORTATION , *MARINE TRANSPORTATION , *FORECASTING , *HOMELAND SECURITY , *AIR TRANSPORTATION , DIESEL ENGINES , NATIONAL SECURITY , CIVIL AVIATION , TRUCKS , GLOBALIZATION , INFRASTRUCTURE , CONTAINERIZING , CARGO SHIPS , PORTS(FACILITIES) , TERRORISM , DIESEL FUELS , REGULATIONS , CONGESTION , FUEL CONSUMPTION , DEFICIENCIES , CAPACITY(QUANTITY) , AIR POLLUTION , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , CARGO VEHICLES
Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE