|Source: AAPA “The State of Freight”|
This figure does not include the substantial costs of upgrading the rest of the U.S. highway system to handle increasing levels of imports and fleets of heavy duty diesel trucks.
When will we stop subsidizing imported goods with tax dollars and in health impacts on people living in adjacent overburdened communities?
If we are going to subsidize imports with our tax dollars, why don’t we at least protect people in communities near the ports and highway network from traffic related air pollution and the health problems it causes?’
AAPA News Release: U.S. Seaports Threatened By Crumbling Landside Connections
AAPA State of the Freight Report
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