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The sectors to be considered in the kritis study include: - sea and inland waterways; - road traffic; - public transport; - other supportive, Intermodal systems (weather prediction, Tidal forecasting, Water level and satellite navigation systems).
The MSP program also requires all participating carriers to sign the Voluntary Intermodal Sealift Agreement (VISA), which sets forth ironclad obligations to the Department of Defense specifying how the companies' vessels and intermodal systems can be utilized in support of US national emergencies.
The Intermodal Systems Program at TEA influences deployment doctrine, planning, and available deployment infrastructure.
Intermodal systems work best with mass movements of containers, especially by rail, to major markets, says Biehl.
NLC has urged the federal government to work with local officials in crafting a new transportation law that builds on the success of TEA 21 and confronts the challenges of transportation security, growing congestion, intermodal systems and new local roles and responsibilities.
The Ministers also approved two draft Resolutions, one designed to promote short-haul shipping activities and the other intermodal systems.
The social problems of total car dependence and the superiority of intermodal systems are not mentioned.
This effort focused first on the need for ITS, which is the main subject of this article, along with related reauthorization issues such as intermodal systems management, devolution (the transfer of some authority from the federal government to state and local agencies), and an effective federal role.
The standard approach to developing models of intermodal systems has been to generalize a unimodal model of a freight network or market.
roads, airports, bridges, tunnels, ports, railways, waterways, intermodal systems linking various transport modes, urban transport, logistics and logisticsrelated infrastructure, etc.
These assets constitute a "best value" to the government and the taxpayer, as it would take the government $65 billion to replicate the vessels and intermodal systems that the commercial carriers provide.
NLC is also urging the federal government to work closely with local officials in crafting a new transportation law that builds on the success of TEA 21 and confronts the challenges of transportation security, growing congestion, intermodal systems and new local roles and responsibilities

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