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05-23-2017
Freight Intermodal Connectors Study

Highway intermodal connectors are roads that provide the "last-mile" connection between major rail, port, airport, and intermodal freight facilities on the National Highway System (NHS). The officially designated network of NHS intermodal connectors accounts for less than one percent of total NHS mileage, but these roads are critical for the timely and reliable movement of freight. (FHWA Freight Management and Operations NHS Connectors.) It is, therefore, important to understand the use, condition, and performance of the Nation's intermodal connectors since they have a direct impact on goods movement efficiency and, therefore, the health of the economy.

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03-09-2017
2017 Infrastructure Report Card

Our nation is at a crossroads. Deteriorating infrastructure is impeding our ability to compete in the thriving global economy, and improvements are necessary to ensure our country is built for the future. While we have made some progress, reversing the trajectory after decades of underinvestment in our infrastructure requires transformative action from Congress, states, infrastructure owners, and the American people.

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03-01-2017
Transporting growth: Delivering a chemical manufacturing renaissance

Chemical manufacturing is on the verge of a renaissance. Low feedstock costs and more investment capital have generated a spate of new chemical projects. While this growth is a boon to the industry, the resulting increase in transportation demand underscores the need to address existing transportation infrastructure issues. New logistical challenges could slow down the movement of new chemicals and prevent the industry from realizing the full benefits of increased production. This report shares findings of PwC’s study on the link between anticipated growth of US chemical manufacturing and the logistics of transporting products to market.

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