A group of transportation associations, ports, corridors, engineering firms and state and local government authorities have banded together to form the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors to promote more investment in intermodal freight projects in the U.S.
The efficient flow of goods between America’s heartland and its global trading partners is a key cornerstone of the group’s philosophy. Therefore it will focus on the need to invest in expanding and modernizing intermodal freight transportation infrastructure.
The group said explosive growth over the last ten years, improvements in manufacturing processes and new technology are placing ever-greater strain on the capacity of U.S. trade corridors and gateways. It added that intermodal freight transfers total more than 10-million loadings in the U.S. – worth nearly $1 trillion in commodity value.