NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM

A proposed transportation system consisting of approximately 155,000 miles of highway in order to provide an interconnected system of principal arterial routes serving major populations centers, major transportation facilities, major travel destinations, interstate and interregional travel and meeting national defense requirements. The NHS, defined in the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), is one component of the National Transportation System (NTS). (APTA)

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