Critical Issues in Transportation 2019

Publisher: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Publication Year: 2019
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Resource Summary: The Transportation Research Board (TRB) identified and organized an array of important transportation issues under 12 key topics. In this report, which is updated periodically by the TRB Executive Committee, a series of challenging questions are posed to explore issues and opportunities that may arise 10 to 20 years into the future. Critical Issues in Transportation 2019 now includes addendums focused on COVID-19 and racial equity.

Change Forces
  • CAVs
  • Changing Demographics
  • Competition for Specialized Skills
  • Data Collection
  • Efficient Use of Existing Capacity
  • Experience Gap
  • Funding Instability and Uncertainty
  • IT
  • Legislation, Regulation, and Funding
  • New Funding Arrangements
  • O&M Focus
  • Public Expectations
  • Rate of Technological Change
  • SGR Resiliency
  • Shift in Role and Focus
  • Sustainability
  • Technology Advancement
  • Transportation System Management
  • Workforce Evolution
  • Workforce Transitions
  • Agility and Resilience
  • Aligning Skills to Needs
  • Collaboration
  • New Technologies
  • Operations Focus
  • Partnerships
  • Response to Changes
  • Shifting Responsibilities
  • Technology Adoption