Today's transportation industry is market competitive, exploits the efficiencies of intermodalism, information technology, and automation, and is evolving through globalization toward a seamless worldwide network. Challenges to its future evolution lay ahead. Improvements are needed to modal transfer mode infrastructure at ports, terminals, and airfields, as well as to employment policies and procedures. The federal government will continue to influence the evolution of the nation's commercial transportation industry. Leading the way in national transportation planning, following a customer/supplier policy wherever practical, and retaining and operating an adequate rapid initial response military lift capability represent the best course for future government interaction with transportation.
ICAF Industry Studies 1997