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Traffic Congestion

Los Angeles Named Most Congested U.S. City

Los Angeles has been named the most congested city in the U.S., where drivers wasted an average of 81 hours per year stuck in gridlock, according to data-provider Inrix.

New York City Ranked Worst for Drivers

Due to heavy traffic and poor road conditions, New York took last place in a ranking of the best and worst U.S. cities for drivers. Two Texas cities (Lubbock and Corpus Christi) took the top spots as the most driver-friendly.

Honolulu, Los Angeles and San Francisco Top 3 Worst Traffic Cities

In the first worldwide report to analyze traffic congestion, which was released by INRIX, 70 of America’s Top 100 Most Populated Cities showed decreases in traffic congestion last year. Honolulu is the worst traffic city with drivers spending an average of 58 hours in traffic annually.

Study: End of Hybrid Access to Carpool Lanes Slows Traffic Overall

When California terminated a program that gave carpool lane access to hybrid car drivers traveling alone, the state created an unintentional consequence: slowed traffic in all lanes, according to transportation engineers at the University of California, Berkeley.

SF Considers Congestion Tolls on Cars

The first-in-the-nation ‘congestion toll’ would be in effect during morning and evening commutes. Commercial vehicles, rental cars and car-sharing vehicles would pay a lower fleet rate.

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