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Unformatted text preview: 1 billion In 2000 – $79 billion In 1982 – $21 billion Congestion wastes 1.9 billion gallons of fuel Schrank, Associate Research Scientist, et al, 2011 (David, TTI’s 2011 URBAN MOBILITY REPORT, pg6; FAS) ( In 2010: 1.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel (equivalent to about 2 months of flow in the Alaska Pipeline ). 4.8 billion hours of extra time (equivalent to the time Americans spend relaxing and thinking in 10 weeks). $101 billion of delay and fuel cost (the negative effect of uncertain or longer delivery times, missed meetings, business relocations and other congestion-related effects are not included). $23 billion of the delay cost was the effect of congestion on truck operations; this does not include any value for the goods being transported in the trucks. The cost to the average commuter was $713 in 2010 compared to an inflation-adjusted $301 in 1982.) Congestion wastes gasoline-hurts environment and econ Fairfax County Chair’s Private Sector Energy Task Force, 2012 (Fairfax County Chair’s Private Sector Ene...
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