REUTERS/Andy Clark - A container ship departs Burrard Inlet in Vancouver, British Columbia March 6, 2009.

Blog Post | Metropolitan Infrastructure Initiative

It’s time for a national freight investment program

February 25, 2015, Adie Tomer and Joseph Kane

Between the West Coast port disputes and a recent train derailment in West Virginia, we’re reminded daily of the crucial role trade plays in the national economy. Yet, for all its importance, the nation conducts trade without a coordinated freight program. In an era of increasing global competition and value chains, we can no longer afford this passive approach. That’s why we’re proposing a new national freight investment program: one that invests where it matters most and maximizes benefits for the entire country.

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