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Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission : transportation for tomorrow.

  • 2007-11-01

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Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission : transportation for tomorrow.
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      Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission : transportation for tomorrow, volumes 1-3 ; Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission : transportation for tomorrow, December 2007 ; Report of the National Surface Transportation Policy and Revenue Study Commission : transportation for tomorrow, December 2007, volumes 1-2 ;
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      NTL-ECONOMICS AND FINANCE-ECONOMICS AND FINANCE ; NTL-HIGHWAY/ROAD TRANSPORTATION-HIGHWAY/ROAD TRANSPORTATION ; NTL-LAWS AND REGULATIONS-Federal Laws ; NTL-LAWS AND REGULATIONS-Federal Standards and Rules ; NTL-LAWS AND REGULATIONS-State Laws and Regulations ; NTL-PLANNING AND POLICY-PLANNING AND POLICY ;
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      President Dwight D. Eisenhower had the foresight to understand how a system of Interstate highways would transform the Nation. If there was ever a time to take a similarly daring look at a broadened surface transportation network, it is now! The Nation faces challenges similar to those of the Eisenhower era. However, the imperative for change due to the global economy is even stronger. Transportation is a critical engine of the Nation’s economy. Investments in the national transportation network over the Nation’s history, and especially the Interstate Highway System during the last half-century, have been instrumental in developing the world’s largest economy and most mobile society. Transportation is the thread that knits the country together, providing the mobility that is such an important part of overall quality of life and is so deeply embedded in our culture and history. Highways, transit, rail, and water systems provide unprecedented access to jobs, recreation, education, health care, and the many other activities that sustain and enrich the lives of American families. By 2050, the total U.S. population is projected to reach 420 million, a 50 percent increase over 50 years. This growing society will demand higher levels of goods and services, and will rely on the transportation system to access them. In turn, this will cause travel to grow at an even greater rate than the population. As part of an increasingly integrated global economy, the U.S. will see greater pressures on its international gateways and its international gateways and domestic freight distribution network to deliver products and materials to where they are needed. The Nation is faced with a massive increase in passenger and freight travel. The Nation’s surface transportation program has reached a crossroads. Will it continue to function as it has since the completion of the Interstate system, pursuing no discernible national interests other than the political imperatives of “donor State” rights and congressional earmarking? Or will it advance concerted actions to confront the transportation challenges facing the Nation that have reached crisis proportions—the deferred maintenance of its basic infrastructure; the burgeoning international trade and its impact on our road and rail networks; the traffic congestion that is crippling metropolitan America; the continued carnage on the Nation’s highways; and powering cars and trucks with fossil fuels, much of which is imported from foreign countries?
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