THE COST OF CONGESTION : TTI LEADS EFFORT FOR THE GOVERNOR'S BUSINESS COUNCIL

This article reports on the Governor's Business Council's investigation into the costs that delay caused by congestion is imposing on users of the Texas transportation system. The council's transportation committee worked with researchers at the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) to answer some key questions and reported on their findings in a report, "Texas' Roadways-Texas' Future: A Look at State Roadway Supply, Demand, Costs and Benefits." Congestion costs will be far outweighed by the benefits if the state substantially increases its investment in new construction, maintenance and reconstruction over the next 25 years. While the improvements are projected to cost $179 billion, the benefits from less delay, less wasted fuel, increased efficiencies in commerce, more jobs and reduced hydrocarbon emissions are projected to come to $511 billion.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 3
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00962275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 2 2003 12:00AM