AS VEHICLE TRAVEL REBOUNDS TO PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS AND FREIGHT BOTTLENECKS CONTINUE TO CAUSE DELAYS, NEW REPORT EXAMINES CONDITION AND RELIABILITY OF U.S. FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK
Report available on TRIP website at 5:00 a.m. EST Tuesday, December 14, 2021
As vehicle travel rebounds to near pre-pandemic levels and freight bottlenecks slow shipments, a new report examining the latest information on the condition and reliability of the U.S. freight transportation network and its critical role in keeping the nation’s supply chain moving will be released Tuesday by TRIP, a Washington, DC-based national transportation research nonprofit.
The report, “The U.S. Freight Network’s Critical Role in the Supply Chain,” finds U.S. vehicle travel has rebounded to near pre-pandemic levels, surpassing pre-COVID levels in 13 states. At the same time, freight bottlenecks are slowing shipments and new federal transportation funding is reaching states and will be needed to help untangle the nation’s freight bottlenecks. TRIP’s report includes the latest data and pre-pandemic data for all 50 states for vehicle travel, a list of the top U.S. truck bottlenecks, and a list of the nation’s least reliable freight corridors.
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