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Conditions and Performance

Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit:
2002 Conditions and Performance Report

Part I : Description of Current System
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Executive Summary
Part I: Description of Current System
Ch1: The Role of Highways and Transit
Ch2: System and Use Characteristics
Ch3: System Conditions
Ch4: Operational Performance
Ch5: Safety Performance
Ch6: Finance

Part II: Investment Performance Analyses
Ch7: Capital Investment Requirements
Ch8: Comparison of Spending and Investment Requirements
Ch9: Impacts of Investment
Ch10: Sensitivity Analysis

Part III: Bridges
Ch11: Federal Bridge Program Status of the Nation's Bridges

Part IV: Special Topics
Ch12: National Security
Ch13: Highway Transportation in Society
Ch14: The Importance of Public Transportation
Ch15: Macroeconomic Benefits of Highway Investment
Ch16: Pricing
Ch17: Transportation Asset Management
Ch18: Travel Model Improvement Program
Ch19: Air Quality
Ch20: Federal Safety Initiatives
Ch21: Operations Strategies
Ch22: Freight

Part V: Supplemental Analyses of System Components
Ch23: Interstate System
Ch24: National Highway System
Ch25: NHS Freight Connectors
Ch26: Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
Ch27: Transit Systems on Federal Lands

Appendix A: Changes in Highway Investment Requirements Methodology
Appendix B: Bridge Investment/Performance Methodology
Appendix C: Transit Investment Condition and Investment Requirements Methodology
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Part I:
Description of Current System


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 point of departure for the prospective analyses contained in Part II and other sections of the report.

  • Chapter 1, The Role of Highways and Transit, provides a broad overview of the functions served by the Nation’s highways and transit systems. The basic concepts introduced here are expanded upon in other chapters of the report.
  • Chapter 2, System and Use Characteristics, describes the extent of the Nation’s highways, bridges, and transit systems, and provides information on the usage of these 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 Performance, 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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