The role of government in fostering intermodal transport innovation:

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The role of government in fostering intermodal transport innovation:

Freight transportation systems are very important all over the world and are considered to be very significant to the world for regional and local economies (Konings & H. Nijkamp, 2008). The author has explained that using 1994 gross national product numbers freight transportation made 6.3 per cent of total expenditure (Knoning & H. Nijkamp, 2008). Freight transportation represents a percentage of total expenditures 38.52 per cent of the total. Here in the United States freight transportation system has become very important of global network, which has increase capacity and demand for the needs of customers that are placed on freight services. There have
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All can be found in additional locations for American transportation research, Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), by law focus on transportation and land use issues in the United States urbanized areas, and diverse geography from across the MPO jurisdictions, which only some of them would identify freight movement. The Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act, supports exploration of the freight transportation opportunities has enabled intermodal planning and project development which is to become a central focus of the federal and state transportation agencies work according to the author on (pages, 308, 309). The author did show the main challenges of implementing a research programme that could stimulate intermodal innovations in freight transportation. The author stated that” the size and complexity of the American freight system poses a challenge that the implementation of freight research programme, which conflicting objectives of different freight modes are a reflection of competing with each other. The competition includes all modes and across the whole geography of the country” (page, 315). Singapore for example, the Netherlands, has a close association between the success or failure of a particular freight enterprise, meaning that the Port of

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