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Connectivity

Intermodal connections, which allow freight or passengers to use a combination of modes, have been a part of federal transportation policy since passage of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA). Connectivity gives shippers and travelers additional transportation alternatives that unconnected, parallel systems do not offer. Intermodal passenger terminals not only facilitate connectivity for travelers, but also enhance the livability of communities by offering multiple transportation options to residents.