National Study Finds Traffic Getting Worse

A study of 85 urban areas finds traffic congestion is getting worse across the nation.
September 7, 2004, 12pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"cross America, drivers were stuck in 3.5 billion hours of delay, wasting 5.7 billion gallons of fuel. TTI officials estimated the national cost of congestion at $63.2 billion. The study again affirmed the helpful effects of public transit, concluding that transit saved $20 billion in congestion costs in 2002...Lack of transportation funding, planning, management and coordination with development patterns were among the reasons cited for worsening traffic."

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Published on Tuesday, September 7, 2004 in The Washington Post
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