Executive Briefings

The U.S. Still Doesn't Have a National Freight Policy, and That Needs to Be Rectified - Soon

If the global recession has not diminished all your optimism, you know better economic times lie ahead. Unfortunately, the nation lacks a national freight policy, and the administration's focus on rail and inland waterways is not the multimodal plan our nation needs to support the ever-growing flow of import and export containers. Every shipper needs to become more informed and to work with trade associations and government affairs staff to urge Congress to pass the next surface transportation reauthorization bill as soon as possible, and ensure non-discretionary funding is directed to freight mobility infrastructure projects in key freight corridors.

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If the global recession has not diminished all your optimism, you know better economic times lie ahead. Unfortunately, the nation lacks a national freight policy, and the administration's focus on rail and inland waterways is not the multimodal plan our nation needs to support the ever-growing flow of import and export containers. Every shipper needs to become more informed and to work with trade associations and government affairs staff to urge Congress to pass the next surface transportation reauthorization bill as soon as possible, and ensure non-discretionary funding is directed to freight mobility infrastructure projects in key freight corridors.

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