MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA– On Monday, February 2 at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will join Google Chairman Eric Schmidt to unveil “Beyond Traffic,” a new analysis from the U.S. Department of Transportation that anticipates the trends and choices facing our transportation system over the next three decades.
Thirty years from now, America will be home to 70 million more people, many in cities in the South and West, transforming the way we move people and goods. Twenty-nine billion more tons of freight will need to cross the country, said the release.
America is changing, and its transportation system must get ahead of that change or be overwhelmed by it. “Beyond Traffic” is offered to the public as a draft to ignite a national conversation about our shared future. A final report will be released later in 2015.
Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999. All posts by Julia Kuzeljevich