NOTES: Assumes 15,000 miles driven per year. All dollar amounts are expressed in chained 1996 dollars, unless otherwise specified. Current dollar amounts (which are available in appendix B of this report) were adjusted to eliminate the effects of inflation over time.
SOURCES: 1991–1998—U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2002 (Washington, DC: 2002), table 3-14, also available at http://www.bts.gov. 1999–2002—American Automobile Association, Your Driving Costs (Heathrow, FL: 1999–2002 issues).