Future of Domestic Manufacturing and Transportation Infrastructure Go Hand in Hand
By Jeff Berman, Logistics Management
The future success of domestic manufacturing requires strong transportation infrastructure. That was the main thesis of a white paper recently issued by the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC).
The white paper, entitled “America’s 21st Century Manufacturing Relies on 20th Century Infrastructure,” was penned by Fran Inman, senior vice president of Majestic Realty Co., and Elaine Nessle, CAGTC executive director.
A key theme of the white paper focuses on how the manufacturing landscape is evolving, and, in turn, requiring improvements of the domestic freight network. And it explained that today’s current infrastructure, which is “designed to accommodate large shipments for smaller populations consuming fewer goods, does not meet the needs of today’s consumers.”