Transportation in the United States 2013   [open pdf - 14MB]

From the Overview: "The transportation system of the United States connects 118.7 million households, 7.4 million business establishments, and 89 thousand governmental units with one another and the rest of the world through 4 million miles of roads, more than 19,000 public and private use airports, about 140,000 miles of freight and passenger railroads, 25,000 miles of navigable waterways, and 2 million miles of pipelines. The estimated value of U.S. transportation assets in 2012 was $7.7 trillion. The public owns 51.2 percent of the total transportation asset value, mostly highways and streets, but also publicly held airports, waterways, and transit facilities. Private companies own 31.2 percent of transportation assets, including railroads, pipelines, trucks, planes, and ships. Personal motor vehicles account for the remaining 17.7 percent. The average person travels more than 13,600 miles per year, and domestic businesses ship and receive 63 tons of freight per year on average for every man, woman, and child in the United States." This document contains the following sections: (1) Overview; (2) Recent Trends; (3) Physical Condition; (4) Moving People; (5) Moving Goods; (6) System Performance; (7) Transportation and the Economy; (8) Transportation Safety; (9) Energy and Environment; (10) State of Transportation Statistics; and, (11) References.

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