A recent report released by the United States Department of Transportation focuses on some specific challenges in the transportation industry.
Released in January 2017, the 239-page report, Beyond Traffic 2045, discusses the growth expected in the US by 2045 and the transportation challenges that will come about as a result.
The American population is expected to exceed 70 million by 2045 which will increase the demand for infrastructure. Freight volume, fueled by the projected increase in e-commerce is expected in increase by more than 40 percent by 2045. An increase in population will also bring about climate change.
The report is one of the final communications by Anthony Foxx before he steps down as transportation secretary.