National Academy of Sciences Special Report on BRAC Transportation Concerns

The National Academy of Sciences released a new report, on 7 February 2011, detailing traffic concerns related to the 2005 BRAC moves.  The report states that a side effect of the BRAC moves has been increased traffic congestion, especially in those bases located in metropolitan areas.  

Committee members specify short, medium, and long term recommendations to ease congestion, to include DoD revising the military’s share of road improvements and Congressional appropriation or reallocation to pay for near-term improvements. 

The National Academy of Sciences’ press release and full report can be found at: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=13104.

Washington Post article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/07/AR2011020702954.html