2006 Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit: Conditions & Performance [open pdf - 7MB]
"This document is intended to provide decision makers with an objective appraisal of the physical conditions, operational performance, and financing mechanisms of highways, bridges, and transit systems based both on the current state of these systems and on the projected future state of these systems under a set of alternative future investment scenarios. This report offers a comprehensive, factual background to support the development and evaluation of legislative, program, and budget options at all levels of government. It also serves as a primary source of information for national and international news media, transportation associations, and industry. This C&P report consolidates conditions, performance, and financial data provided by States, local governments, and mass transit operators to provide a national-level summary. Some of the underlying data are available through the Department's regular statistical publications. The future investment scenario analyses are developed specifically for this report and provide national-level projections only. The report begins with a Highlights section that lists key findings, focusing mainly on changes in various indicators since 1997, the last year prior to the enactment of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21), which authorized Federal highway and transit funding for the period 1998 through 2003. This is followed by an Executive Summary that highlights the key findings in each individual chapter. These sections will also be distributed as a separate stand-alone summary document."
United States Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration: http://www.fta.dot.gov/