Expediting Critical Healthcare Supplies Through The U.S. Transportation System
Unprecedented transportation delays have severely limited reliable and timely movement of medical products. Transportation disruptions have become a healthcare issue. HIDA supports a Critical Cargo Program that prioritizes medical supplies during the COVID-19 response and future public health emergencies. Public and private stakeholders should be convened to identify a fast pass prioritization process to efficiently move product. The entire U.S. transportation system from ports to rail trucks to small parcel carriers should be included.