Front Matter

Front Matter

U.S. Department of Transportation

NORMAN Y. MINETA
Secretary

Research and Innovative Technology Administration

ERIC C. PETERSON
Deputy Administrator

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

RICK KOWALEWSKI
Deputy Director

WILLIAM J. CHANG
Associate Director for Information Systems

MARY J. HUTZLER
Associate Director for Statistical Programs

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Cover and text design Susan JZ Hoffmeyer

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                        Close-up of Olivier Huc's motorcycle

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