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Beyond Traffic: Trends and Choices 2045—A National Dialogue About Future Transportation Opportunities and Challenges

  • Victor M. MendezEmail author
  • Carlos A. MonjeJr.
  • Vinn White
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Mobility book series (LNMOB)

Abstract

This paper summarizes the findings of the U.S. DOT’s comprehensive report on the current and future conditions of America’s transportation system, Beyond Traffic: Trends and Choices 2045. The full report, and in turn this paper, discusses long-term and emerging trends in passenger and freight travel and the potential impacts of technological advances, climate change, and evolving governance institutions and funding sources. This analysis provides a framework for a fact-based discussion about the critical transportation policy choices we are faced with to address these long-term challenges. Beyond Traffic is intended to stimulate a national dialogue about the nation’s future transportation opportunities and challenges.

Keywords

Unmanned Aircraft System Vehicle Mile Travel Automate Vehicle Vehicle Travel Transportation Emission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor M. Mendez
    • 1
    Email author
  • Carlos A. MonjeJr.
    • 2
  • Vinn White
    • 3
  1. 1.Deputy Secretary of TransportationU.S. Department of TransportationWashingtonUSA
  2. 2.Transportation for PolicyWashingtonUSA
  3. 3.U.S. Department of TransportationWashingtonUSA

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