U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Status of the Nation's Highways, Bridges, and Transit:
2002 Conditions and Performance Report
Exhibit ES18B is a bar graph that shows the impact of other alternate assumptions on the average annual cost to improve highways and bridges. The vertical axis has 10 variables while the horizontal axis measures billions of 2000 dollars from 50 to 125 in increments of $25 billion. The first bar, Baseline, is about $107 billion. The second bar, Increasing Truck Services, is about $108 billion. The third bar, Improvement Costs: Increase 25 percent, is about $124 billion. The fourth bar, Value of Life: Halved, is about $106 billion. The fifth bar, Value of Life: Doubled, is about $107 billion. The sixth bar, Reliability Premium: Eliminated, is about $105 billion. The seventh bar, Reliability Premium: Doubled, is about $109 billion. The eighth bar, Value of Time: Halved, is about $98 billion. The ninth bar, Value of Time: Doubled, is about $118 billion. And the tenth bar, Increased Elasticity Values, is about $108 billion.
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