Critical Issues in Transportation for 2024 and Beyond calls for reassessing the role of transportation in addressing major societal challenges and the research that informs the choices that society will need to make in 2024 and coming years. This reassessment is driven by large-scale environmental, public health, and socioeconomic forces, including:
For the latest edition of Critical Issues in Transportation, the Transportation Research Board’s Executive Committee chose to focus on five societal goals to address these and other dynamic forces and the challenges in accentuating transportation’s role in achieving them.
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2024. Critical Issues in Transportation for 2024 and Beyond. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/27432.
|Movement of People and Goods
|Building and Sustaining a Strong, Competitive Economy
|Mitigating and Responding to Climate Change
|Increasing Road Safety
|Advancing Public Health
|Promoting Equity and Inclusion
|Funding and Finance
|Appendix: Research to Address Key Knowledge Gaps and Contested Topics and Metrics
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