The Texas A&M Transportation Institute has recently released a new report stating that Washington D.C. can and should officially be “crowned” the most congested city in the US.
This basically means that, on quite a regular basis, people living in this part of the country find themselves spending more time simply sitting in their cars, waiting for the road to clear, than driving around.
The researchers who have put together this report argue that, all this considered, such traffic jams take their toll not just on people's nerves, but also on the environment, seeing how tremendous amounts of fuel are aimlessly burnt.
Bill Eisele, who has co-authored this report, also wished to emphasize that, “As bad as traffic jams are, it's even more frustrating that you cannot depend on traffic jams being consistent from day-to-day.”
“This unreliable travel is costly for commuters and truck drivers moving goods,” Bill Eisele later argued.
As far as traffic jams and congestion go, Washington D.C. is followed shortly by Los Angeles, San Francisco-Oakland, New York-Newark, Boston, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle, People Daily informs us.