Figure 3-8. Peak-Period Congestion on the National Highway System: 2002
Recurring congestion caused by volumes of passenger vehicles and trucks that exceed capacity on roadways during peak periods is concentrated primarily in major metropolitan areas. In 2002, peak-period congestion resulted in traffic slowing below posted speed limits on more than 10,600 miles of the NHS and created stop-and-go conditions on an additional 6,700 miles.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Analysis Framework, Version 2.2. 2007.
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