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United States    Transportation Top of Page
Railways: total:  225,750 km mainline routes

standard gauge:  225,750 km 1.435-m gauge (1999)
Highways: total:  6,370,031 km

paved:  5,733,028 km (including 74,091 km of expressways)

unpaved:  637,003 km (1997)
Waterways: 41,009 km

note:  navigable inland channels, exclusive of the Great Lakes
Pipelines: petroleum products 276,000 km; natural gas 331,000 km (1991)
Ports and harbors: Anchorage, Baltimore, Boston, Charleston, Chicago, Duluth, Hampton Roads, Honolulu, Houston, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Port Canaveral, Portland (Oregon), Prudhoe Bay, San Francisco, Savannah, Seattle, Tampa, Toledo
Merchant marine: total:  376 ships (1,000 GRT or over) totaling 10,814,622 GRT/14,416,517 DWT

ships by type:  barge carrier 9, bulk 68, cargo 29, chemical tanker 13, combination bulk 3, container 80, liquefied gas 1, multi-functional large-load carrier 3, passenger 9, passenger/cargo 1, petroleum tanker 98, roll on/roll off 49, short-sea passenger 3, specialized tanker 1, vehicle carrier 9 (2000 est.)
Airports: 14,720 (2000 est.)
Airports - with paved runways: total:  5,174

over 3,047 m:  182

2,438 to 3,047 m:  220

1,524 to 2,437 m:  1,331

914 to 1,523 m:  2,440

under 914 m:  1,001 (2000 est.)
Airports - with unpaved runways: total:  9,546

over 3,047 m:  3

2,438 to 3,047 m:  6

1,524 to 2,437 m:  164

914 to 1,523 m:  1,675

under 914 m:  7,698 (2000 est.)
Heliports: 131 (2000 est.)


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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