The U.S. Division of Transportation has issued a sequence of brief stories to assist policymakers reply to adjustments in freight volumes and visitors patterns in every state.

   The state freight profiles intention to assist state and native officers with long-range making plans to house the large expansion in freight anticipated all the way through the following twenty years.

   DOT estimates that the U.S. transportation gadget will care for shipment valued at nearly $30 trillion in twenty years, when compared with $9 trillion these days. Volumes, in lots, will build up just about 70 p.c from the present 15 billion lots. Global freight will double in quantity by way of 2020.

   The learn about decided call for for rail, air, port and freeway capability in keeping with financial forecasts for 2010 and 2020 and when compared it to present infrastructure capability so planners can see the relationship between world industry flows and doable intermodal bottlenecks.

   The knowledge used to be compiled from the Federal Freeway Management, the Federal Railroad Management, the Federal Maritime Management, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the Place of work of Intermodalism.

   The state profiles are posted at

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