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Freight Transportation

  • Container/cargo ship


    Revisiting 100% Inspection

    Henry H. Willis

    Jul 6, 2012

    The RAND Blog

    It is good that the congressmen have asked the Obama administration to revisit supply chain security. However, precipitous changes to how the global supply chain operates do not seem warranted, may not in fact improve security, and could have costly unintended consequences, writes Henry Willis.

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  • Traffic on what appears to be the Golden Gate Bridge
    Transportation Economics


    No Data? Big Problem.

    Mortimer Downey, Joseph Schofer, Johanna Zmud

    Mar 20, 2012

    Good data can inform decision makers about what really works—how best to relieve congestion and improve supply-chain connectivity to make freight transportation—and hence the U.S. economy—more competitive, write Mortimer Downey, Joseph Schofer, and Johanna Zmud.

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  • Traffic moves on Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood, one of several neighborhoods designated by the Obama administration as a "Promise Zone" in Los Angeles, California, January 23, 2014
    Highway Transportation


    A System Under Strain

    Johanna Zmud

    Sep 30, 2011

    Innovation America, Aug/Sept 2011

    Our transportation future will be multi-layered and complex—bounded by transportation infrastructure that is under-funded on the one hand and ever-expanding congestion and capacity constraints on the other, writes Johanna Zmud.

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