The Coalition seeks to promote the understanding that our transportation system is a single, comprehensive, fully integrated entity incorporating all modes of surface transportation. The effectiveness of this system has a profound effect on our overall quality of life. Materials and products move through air and sea ports, and via rail and trucks, to manufacturers and consumers. People move by air, passenger rail, personal vehicle, public transportation, bicycle and foot for work, school, health care and recreation. Anything that affects an individual mode of transportation affects all modes of transportation, and ultimately, the quality of life.