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Appendix A
Economic Effects of Transportation: The Freight Story
Final Report

Exhibit 1: Transportation and the Economy

A flow chart showing efficient transportation infrastructure investment leading to increased transportation capacity, efficiency, reliability, and level of service, which in turn leads to transportation cost savings, transit time savings (reliability improvement), and business expansion (relocation and restructuring). Those three lead to increased productivity, increased competitiveness, and finally to increased economic growth.

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