Deb A. Niemeier*, Anne V. Goodchild, Maura Rowell, Joan L. Walker, Jane Lin, Lisa Schweitzer, Joseph L. Schofer

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The Southwest transportation network includes major freeways, rail corridors of national importance, and major port- and border-crossing facilities. Recent passenger-travel trends suggest that vehicle ownership and per capita vehicle miles traveled (VMT) may have stabilized across the Southwest, which may be partly attributed to the economic recession as well as transportation planning strategies such as pricing, transit service improvements, managed lanes, and changes in land-use configurations. However, the Southwest appears poised to show gains in rail-freight traffic due to imports of foreign products, often in containerized cargo or bulk materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States
Subtitle of host publicationA Report Prepared for the National Climate Assessment
PublisherIsland Press-Center for Resource Economics
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781610914840
ISBN (Print)9781597264204
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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