DC transportation ranked number 1

The Washington, D.C., area was once again named the #1 area for traffic in the country — that’s #1 worst area, according to the Texas Transportation Institute’s 2012 Urban Mobility Report.

How does it slow thee? Let us count the ways:

D.C. is number one in…

  • Delay Per Auto Commuter (67 hours/yr)
  • Increase in average annual delay 1982 – 2012 (49 hours)
  • Congestion Cost per Auto Commuter ($1,398/yr)
  • Excess Fuel Wasted per Auto Commuter (32 gallons/yr)
  • Least reliable travel freeway times
  • Pounds of CO2 Per Auto Commuter (631)

But don’t despair. We’re ranked second in “Delay per non-peak traveler,” third for “Commuter Stress Index, and a distant fourth for “Total Travel Delay” and “Total Congestion Cost.”

Click here to read the full Texas Transportation Institute Report.

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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