Traffic Increasing in the United States

The amount of traffic on the nation’s roads is increasing, according to the traffic data firm Inrix. After a decrease in traffic during the recession which began in 2008, traffic is back. Though it may be a burden for motorists, it could also suggest a reviving economy. Traffic congestion grew 6% from 2012 to 2013 after declining from 2010-2012.

Among the top ten most congested cities in the country, only Washington, D.C. saw a decrease in traffic, of just 1%. The rest of the cities in the top ten all saw increases, and four saw double digit increases. The findings were “based on the number of hours the average commuter spends annually stuck in traffic.” Los Angeles, already the most congested city in the U.S., saw an 8.5% increase in traffic. On the east coast, New York had a 9% increase in traffic, and Boston had a whopping 22% increase in traffic.

So what can be done to reduce the traffic? Acording to Inrix president Bryan Mistele, “Optimizing road networks through better technology and data analytics will be the only way to relieve congestion as the economy recovers in the near term.”

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