Texas Transport Institute released a September study saying congestion
continues to grow in urban areas, but that trucking operations are not among
the most worrisome contributing factors.
data from 1992 to 2002 for 85 urban areas provides both a local view and a
national perspective on the growth and extent of traffic congestion,” the
report said. “The time for improvements has arrived.”
trucking is not included among several troublesome trends, the report added.
“The value of truck
delay cost is lower than estimated in previous reports, which lowers the total
congestion cost,” the report said. “The new values include the efficiencies
gained by the trucking industry in the last 20 years.”