Critical Issues in Transportation for 2024 and Beyond

Publisher: The National Academies Press
Publication Year: 2024
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Resource Summary: Critical Issues in Transportation: 2024 and Beyond calls for reassessing the role of transportation in addressing major societal challenges and the research that informs the choices that society will need to make in 2024 and coming years. This reassessment is driven by large-scale environmental, public health, and socioeconomic forces. The report focuses on five societal goals: 1) Mitigating and responding to climate change, 2) Promoting equity and inclusion, 3) Increasing road safety, 4) Advancing public health, and 5) Building and sustaining a strong, competitive economy. Transportation is essential for achieving all of these societal goals.

Change Forces
  • Legislation, Regulation, and Funding
  • Multi-Modal Emphasis
  • New Funding Arrangements
  • Shift in Role and Focus
  • Workforce Evolution
  • Agility and Resilience
  • Aligning Skills to Needs