Traffic Backups: The Most Congested Cities in U.S., UK, and Europe), Inrix Releases 2015 Traffic Scorecard Reports
Inrix is a well-known real-time traffic data app and analytics provider.
INRIX today released its 2015 Traffic Scorecard, a benchmark for governments and agencies in the U.S. and Europe to measure progress in improving urban mobility.
The report reveals the U.S. faces large challenges to solve congestion issues, fueled by continued economic and population growth, higher employment rates and declining gas prices. Cities that have experienced the most economic improvement during the past year are at highest risk for consequences related to worsened traffic conditions, including reduced productivity, higher emissions and increased stress levels.
For example, Washington D.C., San Francisco, New York, Seattle and Boston all saw reduced unemployment rates bringing them below the national average of 5.3 percent for 2015. However, according to the INRIX Traffic Scorecard, congestion in those cities alone combined to waste 1.5 billion hours for daily car commuters last year. Nationwide, commuters spent a total of more than eight billion extra hours stuck in traffic, representing almost 50 hours per driver.
City by city, here’s how the top 10 cities in the U.S. with the worst traffic rank in terms of average time wasted per commuter:
- Los Angeles, CA – 81 hours
- Washington, DC – 75 hours
- San Francisco, CA – 75 hours
- Houston, TX – 74 hours
- New York, NY – 73 hours
- Seattle, WA – 66 hours
- Boston, MA – 64 hours
- Chicago, IL – 60 hours
- Atlanta, GA – 59 hours
- Honolulu, HI – 49 hours
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