1997 status of the nation"s surface transportation system
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Published by U.S. Dept. of Transportation in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Roads -- United States,
  • Bridges -- United States,
  • Local transit -- United States,
  • Shipment of goods -- United States

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Edition Notes

Microfiche. Springfield, Va. : National Technical Information Service, 1998. 2 microfiches : negative ; 11 x 15 cm.

Other titlesStatus of the nation"s surface transportation system., Condition and performance.
StatementU.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration [and] Federal Transit Administration.
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Transportation., United States. Federal Highway Administration., United States. Federal Transit Administration.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 96 p.
Number of Pages96
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17572919M

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