SC&RA Files Comments on Development of National Multimodal Freight Network

- SC&RA filed comments today to the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding its request for information on development of a National Multimodal Freight Network or NMFN. SC&RA explained the economic impact of specialized transportation and crane and rigging; identified operational constraints unique to these industries; recommended support of implementation and expansion of 24/7 auto-issue permitting systems in all 50 states; and encouraged states to utilize OS/OW permit data for freight and truck parking planning.
SC&RA also noted that, although the specialized transportation industry and its workers are designated as essential critical infrastructure, the public, elected representatives and government officials may not be fully aware of the unique role this industry plays in support of the national and global economy. In this opportunity to update the NMFN, SC&RA believes that USDOT can better understand the challenges SC&RA members face in their own planning, and in turn incorporate these issues into forthcoming updates. The SC&RA comments support the position that automated permit systems provide robust data sources that can – and should – be used for the NMFN and state freight networks alike.

Read SC&RA’s comments here. For more information, contact Vice President of Transportation, Chris Smith.


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