Get Me A Chauffeur: U.S. Rush-Hour Traffic Worsens

Posted on August 26, 2015

Americans stuck in rush-hour traffic — and estimates suggest there are about 110 million of them on any given day — have the economic recovery to thank for their frustration, at least in part.

In a recovering economy, more people  need to get to work. And when more people drive, things get congested: The total amount of time that American rush-hour commuters in 2014 spent stuck in traffic was about 6.9 billion hours, up from 6.4 billion in 2010, according to a report from the Texas Transportation Institute, which is part of Texas A&M University. That works out to about 42 hours—essentially a full work week—per commuter per year.

Full story at www.theatlantic.com.

Related Topics: customer service, fleet management, industry trends, traffic assessment, traffic jams

Comments ( 1 )
  • anthony

     | about 3 years ago

    Everyone spends time at the dmv and they should have educational videos to teach the drivers what causes traffic on the freeways. A slow vehicle going 60mph on the car pool lane and the fast lane builds traffic on the highways. I blame the highway patrol and department of motor vehicles for this problem. Highway patrol can have motorcycle officers in charge of moving those slow vehicles from those lanes ...including box trucks. - i find myself calling those companies and asking them to keep their trucks of the car pool lanes, last week i called the money truck that was building traffic behind him and would not merge on flowing side to allow us to pass. Dmv - having educational videos to teach / entering freeway you should speed up at traffic speed or faster most drivers dont know this and cause traffic on the on ramps.

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