Traffic at Worst Level in 30 Years


trafficTraffic in 2014 was worse than during any year since 1982, according to a study to be released Wednesday. Based on numbers examined by Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute and the data analysis firm Inrix, commuters spent an average of 42 hours in traffic last year.

The numbers also claim that this time resulted in 3.1 billion gallons of wasted fuel, and cost the economy $160 billion.

“It follows the economic thread,” said one of the researchers, because traffic decreased during the recession. “There’s clearly this relationship that the higher congestion levels are a downside of this increase in economic activity.” Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. I sit in bumper to bumper traffic on the Gowanus and then the BQE every morning. A total waste of productivity. You have all the chachomim taking the left lane which is supposed to be for the Brooklyn Battery tunnel, and then they cut back in to the right at the last possible moment, just as it merges into only 2 lanes. it is causes extreme slow down.