Americans rely heavily on the highway systems as primary means of transportation.
A nation’s transportation system is a good indicator of its economic development.
A 2013 study by Texas Transportation institute states that U.S. urban drivers spend a work week a year in traffic jams.
28% of energy consumed in U.S. goes towards the transportation of goods and people.
With a growing population, engineers must meet the demands that increased vehicle traffic will put on the environment, as well as the nation’s roads and bridges.
Engineers must also develop systems that can reduce traffic congestion, and make mass transportation more efficient.