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This title provides perspective on the strategic thinking behind redeveloping the U.S. transportation system. It discusses the challenges unique to creating and maintaining roads, bridges, and waterways. Topics include developing quality structural standards, ensuring safe travel throughout the country, establishing funding programs for improvements, prioritizing projects, scheduling regular inspections, and keeping the public informed of changing conditions. This book also discusses the varying transportation needs of urban and rural areas as well as the challenges of regaining public trust despite negative media attention.