Every Day is Freight Day

Finding the Balance with Continuous Transportation Planning

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In this TR News article Every  Day is Freight Day, our Freight  Planning Leader Keith Bucklew acknowledges the need for balance in transportation planning and argues that continuous planning can help agencies successfully stay ahead of demand for freight infrastructure. He writes: "The urban population demands that community and commerce coexist but do not conflict. A key link in this continuum is freight mobility — the trucks, railroads, barges, ships, aircraft and pipelines that move goods and commodities to meet consumer demands. The challenge for the transportation planner is to find a balance between community needs and commercial needs that satisfies all."