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

Exhibit 16B: Travel Rate Congestion Index

A line chart with five lines, one for very large metropolitan areas, one for large metropolitan areas, one for medium metropolitan areas, one for small metropolitan areas, and one for the average of the 68 metropolitan areas. Each line has a data point for 1982, 1986, 1992, 1997, and 1999. The index for very large metropolitan areas was 1.21 in 1982, 1.29 in 1986, 1.34 in 1992, 1.38 in 1997, and 1.4 in 1999. The index for large metropolitan areas was 1.07 in 1982, 1.12 in 1986, 1.18 in 1992, 1.25 in 1997, and 1.28 in 1999. The index for medium metropolitan areas was 1.05 in 1982, 1.07 in 1986, 1.12 in 1992, 1.17 in 1997, and 1.18 in 1999. The index for small metropolitan areas was 1.01 in 1982, 1.02 in 1986, 1.04 in 1992, 1.05 in 1997, and 1.07 in 1999. The index for the average of the 68 metropolitan areas was 1.14 in 1982, 1.19 in 1986, 1.25 in 1992, 1.29 in 1997, and 1.32 in 1999.

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