Chapter 1 - Transportation System Extent and Use

Chapter 1 - Transportation System Extent and Use

The U.S. transportation system is an extensive, interrelated network of public and private roads, airports, railroads, transit routes, waterways, terminals, ports, and pipelines. Millions of people and businesses rely on this ever-expanding system to get to work, take vacation trips, conduct business, and ship goods here and abroad. It links regions and connects small and large cities and urban and rural areas.