In the year 2016 and beyond, the transportation system’s efficiency will become increasingly important as prosperity becomes more dependent on regional performance in a global economy. If steps are not taken to improve the region’s transportation system, it will become less efficient as evidenced by more congestion, higher crash rates, reduced travel mode options, and poorer connections between modes. Transportation system inefficiencies could impede economic growth and lower the region’s competitive edge by adding to transportation costs and delays, and reducing travel and transport opportunities.