About two years ago, the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments
(OKI) formed a Freight Working Group to study our region's freight capacity and to take action freight improvements through relationship building with private stakeholders and public organizations on a regional and super-regional basis.A Tsunami of Freight
, a recently released video from OKI, explores from a global perspective how this "tsunami" is already here, and how building our freight infrastructure to meet this demand can help our region grow exponentially.
Between 2000 and 2020, freight transfer by truck is expected to grow by 64 percent and rail traffic by 49 percent; During that same period, inland barge traffic is expected to jump 15 percent and air freight traffic is expected to double.
The video warns that there will be winners and losers in this global marketplace, and explains that the Freight Working Group was formed because OKI "wants our region to win".
See the video here