Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Trivia Tuesday: The Cost of Congestion

How much money is lost each year due to congestion on American highways?
A. $20 million
B. $500 million
C. $1 billion
D. $100 billion

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, the U.S. economy loses $100 billion each year due to congestion on major urban highways.  This is because of the lost fuel and time due to sitting in traffic.

This is not good to say the least.  Or as the Los Angeles Times put it in a recent article. "America's transportation infrastructure, once an engine of mobility and productivity, has fallen into such disrepair that it's become an economic albatross."

The article cites that the age of most highways combined with increased traffic as the main contributors to the problem.  Click here to read the full article.


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