A REPORT from a US federal government advisory body has signalled a move away from the standard American transport philosophy that building more roads is a cure for congestion. The National Academies' Transportation Research Board has called instead for the US to better exploit its existing road and rail networks. Its Freight Capacity for the 21st Century says that better management and investment decisions will be needed if the US is serious about providing adequate freight capacity for the future. The paper proposes a comprehensive ...

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