Accession Number:

ADA475112

Title:

Transportation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

2007-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Today, more than ever, the global economy depends on the efficient movement of people and cargo. The ability of the global transportation industry to rapidly move passengers and products from one corner of the globe to another continues to amaze even those wise to the dynamics of such operations. As globalization spreads and the demand for quicker, more robust transportation services increases, economies worldwide hang in the balance. This is largely because the economic prosperity of every nation is inextricably connected to the successful transportation of products from their point of origin to their point of consumption. As the global economy flourishes, more and more stress is placed on a transportation infrastructure that is unprepared to accommodate such extensive growth. Today, costly infrastructure expansion requirements affect all sectors of the transportation industry. As if the capacity issues were not enough, security of property and goods has now risen to the top of every transporters priority list. The threat of continued terrorist attacks have forced security professionals in the industry to evolve their procedures from simple theft and contraband reduction to a counterterrorism focus across the entire transportation network. This study will briefly define the transportation industry, give a snapshot of each modes performance and outlook, and then examine three cross-cutting issues prevalent throughout the transportation industry capacity and congestion, security, and government involvementparticipation.

Subject Categories:

  • Commercial and General Aviation
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE