Report: Trucking's role in congestion increase low

| Friday, September 10, 2004

The 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.

“Trend 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.”

However, 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.”

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