Chapter 1 - System Extent and Use

Chapter 1 - System Extent and Use

The U.S. transportation system is an extensive, inter-related public and private network of roads, airports, railroads, transit routes, waterways, terminals, ports, and pipelines. Millions of people and businesses rely on this expanding system to get to work, embark on vacations, conduct business, and ship goods within the United States and abroad. The transportation system links regions and connects small and large cities and urban and rural areas.