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2010 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit:
Conditions & Performance
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Part I: Description of Current System

Introduction

Chapters 1 through 6 are designed to provide a broad overview of the current status of the Nation’s highway and transit systems, as well as to describe historic trends. These retrospective analyses serve as a foundation for the prospective analyses contained in Part II and other sections of the C&P report.

Chapter 1, Household Travel in America, provides statistics on how the American public uses the Nation’s transportation system, drawing upon information gathered as part of the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS).

Chapter 2, System Characteristics, describes the extent and use of the Nation’s highways, bridges, and transit systems.

Chapter 3, System Conditions, describes the current physical condition of the Nation’s highways, bridges, and transit systems and how the overall physical condition of this infrastructure has changed in recent years.

Chapter 4, Operational Performance, analyzes how well the highway and transit infrastructure has performed in accommodating increasing demand for travel.

Chapter 5, Safety, describes the safety performance of highways and transit systems.

Chapter 6, Finance, describes the levels and types of highway and transit expenditures made by Federal, State, and local governments and identifies the sources of revenue that support these programs.

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