FedEx Boss: Transportation Infrastructure Needs Massive Upgrade

Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 03:52 PM

By Dan Weil

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
America's transportation infrastructure is in dire need of improvements, says Bill Logue, CEO of the FedEx freight division.

"We must begin to address aging infrastructure across every mode of transportation," he said Monday at the National Industrial Transportation League conference in Houston, Forbes reports.

For example, the Federal Highway Administration predicts that auto and truck traffic will double between 2010 and 2040, Logue said. Improvements in the road system are "vital to economic growth, the creation of jobs, and access to goods and services."

When it comes to aviation, the air traffic control system is based on design specifics that "have not changed since the 1950s," Logue said. The nation's 20 top airports all will suffer major crowding in the next 10 years, he said.

The seaport system needs an upgrade too, Logue says: "Many of the nation's ports are already experiencing congestion and delay." And they will soon have to handle bigger container ships.

Government regulation adds to the problem, Logue said, adding that foreign air shipments sometimes need more than 30 documents.

Related Stories:



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

School Cancels 'Nutcracker' Trip, Quickly Reverses

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 23:14 PM

A Massachusetts school has reversed its plan to cancel its annual trip to see The Nutcracker over parental concerns th . . .

Texas Army Base on Lockdown After Suspicious Vehicle Found

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 21:58 PM

A lockdown was ordered at a U.S. Army base in San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday evening in what a military spokesman describ . . .

Man Who Ambushed Cops Had Anti-Government Beliefs

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 18:36 PM

A Florida man who set his house on fire and ambushed responding police officers held anti-government, anti-establishmen . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved