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Conditions and Performance
of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit:
2002 Conditions and Performance Report
IV : Special Topics
Part I: Description of Current System
Part II: Investment Performance Analyses
Part III: Bridges
Part IV: Special Topics
Part V: Supplemental Analyses of System Components
Chapters 12 through 22 provide a more extensive discussion of
topics raised in the core analytical parts of the report, Chapters 2 through
10. Some of the special topics covered in this section reflect recurring
themes that have been discussed in previous editions of the C&P report.
Other chapters address new topics of particular interest at this time.
- Chapter 12, National Security, describes
the relationship between national security and the highway and transit
- Chapter 13, Highway Transportation in Society,
and Chapter 14, The Importance of Public Transportation,
provide information on the benefits that highways and transit provide
to system users and on the characteristics of these users. These chapters
build on the broad concepts presented in Chapter 1, and are included
to complement the primarily infrastructure oriented analyses in Chapters
2 through 10.
- Chapter 15, Macroeconomic Benefits of Highway
Investment, brings a broader perspective to the impacts of transportation
investment, and complements the investment/performance analyses based
on microeconomic models included in Chapters 7 through 10. Chapter
16, Pricing, presents a potential solution to some of the
congestion problems identified in Chapter 4.
- Chapter 17, Transportation Asset Management
(TAM), and Chapter 18, Travel Model Improvement
Program, describe efforts underway to provide State and local governments
with better analytical tools and conceptual approaches to help them
enhance their decisionmaking processes. The investment/performance analyses
presented in Chapters 7 through 10 are consistent with many of the fundamental
concepts and principles of TAM, and are significantly affected by the
accuracy of State and local travel growth forecasts.
- Chapter 19, Air Quality, supplements
the investment requirements discussion in Chapter 7 by describing the
relationship between air quality and the highway and transit infrastructure,
a critical issue in assessing the desirability of future investments.
Chapter 20, Federal Safety Initiatives,
describes current efforts to address the safety performance issues discussed
in Chapter 5.
- Chapter 21, Operations Strategies, presents
possible solutions to some of the congestion problems introduced in
Chapter 4. This discussion complements the investment/performance analyses
included in Chapters 7 through 10, which are more infrastructure oriented.
Chapter 22, Freight, also serves to complement
Chapters 7 through 10 by focusing more specifically on the characteristics
and infrastructure needs of freight transportation.
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