Incorporating Freight and Trade in the Comprehensive Plan: A Megaregion Case Study

Policymakers have a responsibility to recognize the vital relationship between economies and freight, and it is imperative that national policies reflect the domestic and global environments in which megaregions must now compete. The United States lacks a national freight strategy and most metropolitan areas fail to implement comprehensive trade strategies or incorporate freight elements into their comprehensive plans, indicating a disconnect between policy and practice. In this analysis the project eschew typical national-level trade perspectives and instead focus on the world's primary economic units, metropolitan areas, to understand trade and industry clusters that support megaregion economies.


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  • Accession Number: 01554104
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Transportation Center @ Maryland, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R), U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT)
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC30, NTC2015-SU-R-10
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Feb 26 2015 1:00AM