The next few years will be pivotal for the evolution of the next generation of transportation infrastructure in the United States.
From roads to bridges, bridges to tunnels, and even a train to the moon, we’ve all seen how this technology has been used to change the way people travel.
But where exactly will this technology take us in the next decade?
Here’s a look at where we are now and where we’ll be in 2035: The Future of Transportation In order to truly transform transportation in the 21st century, the US must make significant investments in the technology that enables us to move our people, goods, and services, said Jeffery R. Greenfield, president of the International Association of Machinists.
“We need to develop the right technology, the right infrastructure, and the right vehicles to enable people to move freely and safely across the United State,” Greenfield said.
“The road is the only one that is really safe, the one that’s truly safe, and it’s the only highway that can carry a car safely across any of the states that we are in.
The highway will be closed.
The railroads will be shut down.
The highways will be filled with vehicles that have been built with different kinds of safety features.”
While the technology is now in use, many of these innovations will require years of development, as well as large investments to make the vehicles and systems that allow us to travel safely and efficiently.
Some of the major issues that will need to be addressed in order to make transportation safer and more efficient include: A more reliable rail network.
“There’s been a lot of debate about how to make rail safer,” Greenstein said.
The most recent National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) report noted that while “most of the research has been done on freight railroads, there is still no evidence that trains are unsafe for travel on any type of rail system.”
Greenfield is hopeful that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will begin developing a new safety standard for freight rail in 2045.
However, this will not be easy.
Greenstein noted that the NHTSA currently has only proposed a standard for trains that travel on track-based systems, but not for passenger rail.
“This is going to be a long process,” Greenfeld said.
Currently, the NTA is working on a proposal for a standard that would require “the adoption of technologies that would improve the speed and reliability of rail systems, and would eliminate or significantly reduce delays.”
Greenstein hopes that the federal government will eventually adopt the new standard.
Transportation and Energy in the Future Greenfield thinks that in the near future, we will see a transition to electrified transport systems, similar to what is currently happening in many other countries.
“If we’re looking to the future, electrification is going into the future,” Greenfields said.
In fact, in a recent interview with the New York Times, Greenfield was quoted as saying that electrification will have “the potential to transform the transportation sector of the United Kingdom into a more attractive place to live, work, play, and travel.”
The future of transportation will be dependent on how we utilize this technology and where it is going in the future.
“It’s going to change everything,” Green said.
For example, he said that electric cars could soon become a common sight in American cities.
In order for electric cars to become commonplace, they need to come to market first, so they need the right technologies to make them work.
“Electric cars are going to take the place of gasoline cars, and they’re going to replace them,” Green told the Times.
“That means that electrified cars will have to be cheaper, faster, and safer than gasoline cars.
They’re going for the lowest possible cost.”
Greenfields hopes that electric vehicles will become ubiquitous, but also a part of our daily lives in the years to come.
“In 2035, if we’re going forward with electrified transportation, we’re probably going to have the lowest cost,” Greenwell said.
Transportation is one of the most critical areas of the economy.
With a growing number of job opportunities and a growing demand for transportation, it’s easy to imagine that transportation will become more important than any other part of the US economy.
“Transportation is one the areas of our economy that’s going in a direction that will change our economic future,” said Greenwell.