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U.S. traffic congestion getting worse, mobility report says


Despite high gas prices and below-average job growth, traffic congestion is continuing to worsen in the United States, according to Texas Transportation Institute’s 2005 Urban Mobility Report, which measures traffic congestion trends between 1982 and 2003.

Since 1982, the annual delay per traveler has climbed from 16 hours to 47 hours. However, without public transportation, the delay would have increased to 60 hours, according to the report. Last year, public transit saved travelers 1.1 billion hours in travel time in the nation’s most congested cities, which include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.

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