This report is a summary of the state of the nation's transportation systems and the issues and consequences of maintaining such a diverse and complex network. All transportation modes -- air, highway, rail, water, and pipeline -- are examined through available data and statistical studies. In addition, the report takes a closer look at the statistics themselves and identifies obstacles to attaining both quantity of and quality in information on transportation in the United States. This report highlights attempts toward the design and implementation of better measures to transform existing and new data into useful information. It is organized in the following chapters: (1) Travel, the Movement of Freight, and the Transportation System; (2) Transportation and the Economy; (3) Transportation and Safety; (4) Energy and Transportation; (5) Environmental Impacts of Transportation; (7) Environmental Trends and the U.S. Transportation System; (8) Transportation and Air Quality: A Metropolitan Perspective; (9) An International Comparison of Transportation and Air Pollution. The appendices are title: An Overview of the U.S. Commercial Airline Industry, and A Conference on the Full Social Costs and Benefits of Transportation.


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 283 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00728604
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Annual Report 1996
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 19 2002 12:00AM