Accession Number : ADA475112
Title : Transportation
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Allshouse, Michael ; Armstrong, Fred ; Burns, Stephen ; Courts, Michael ; Denn, Douglas ; Fortunato, Paul ; Gettings, Daniel ; Hansen, David ; Hoffman, Douglas ; Jones, Robert
Report Date : Jan 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 36
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 transporter's 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 mode's performance and outlook, and then examine three cross-cutting issues prevalent throughout the transportation industry: capacity and congestion, security, and government involvement/participation.
Descriptors : *INDUSTRIES , *LAND TRANSPORTATION , *RAIL TRANSPORTATION , *AIR TRANSPORTATION , *MARINE TRANSPORTATION , CARGO VEHICLES , CIVIL AVIATION , TERRORISM , CARGO SHIPS , GLOBALIZATION , HOMELAND SECURITY , INFRASTRUCTURE , CONTAINERIZING , PORTS(FACILITIES) , REGULATIONS , CONGESTION , DEFICIENCIES , CAPACITY(QUANTITY) , NATIONAL SECURITY , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE