What is the role of freight movement in transportation?
The movement of freight is an important part of a fully functioning transportation system. The efficient movement of freight within and through a region is critically important to industry, retail, agriculture, international trade, and terminal operators. Metropolitan areas (especially ports), with their air cargo airports, intermodal freight yards, large trucking terminals, and shipyards, are especially affected by freight movement issues.
Examples of intermodal freight projects include bridge replacements, road widening, port and rail access improvements, terminal facility enhancements, grade separations for highway and rail, and providing connections to air cargo and new infrastructure.