The U.S. Department of Transportation will hold a forum Wednesday in Indianapolis on its draft report, Beyond Traffic. The report looks at the trends and choices facing America’s transportation infrastructure over the next three decades including a rapidly growing population, increasing freight volume and a transportation system facing more frequent extreme weather events. Officials say the report forecasts increased gridlock nationwide, unless changes are made in the near future.
The forum is one of 11 being held nationwide this fall by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The event will include a panel focusing on the impact of Beyond Traffic trends in the Great Lakes megaregion, which includes Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.
U.S. Transportation Under Secretary Peter Rogoff and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard will host the forum. The event will be held Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the University of Indianapolis Schwitzer Student Center.