Government, Business

Inrix Study: Boston Ranks as Most Congested US City

Boston at night A view of Boston at night. For the second consecutive year, it was named the nation's most congested city. (Getty Images)

Boston is home to the Pats, the Sox and wicked traffic. A report published March 9 determined Beantown’s average driver spent nearly 150 hours a year stuck in traffic, good enough to be named the most congested city in the country and ninth in the world.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
March 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Oregon DOT Appoints Leaders for Office on Mobility, Project Delivery

View of Portland, Oregon Interstate 5 and Interstate 84 go over the Willamette River near downtown Portland, Ore. (Getty Images)

The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced three leaders to steer its newly formed Office of Urban Mobility and Mega Project Delivery.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Los Angeles Feasibility Study Will Look at Congestion Pricing

View of Los Angeles at dusk Los Angeles is listed three times on the American Transportation Research Institute’s truck bottlenecks report, which was unveiled Feb. 12. (Getty Images)

Los Angeles has joined the metropolitan areas that are exploring congestion pricing systems.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NYC Congestion Pricing Encouraged by Transportation Group

NYC John Taggart/Bloomberg News

New York’s congestion pricing plan should include fees on motorists both entering and leaving midtown Manhattan, as well as variable rates linked to peak and off-peak hours to encourage commuters to choose the least busy times to travel, a transportation group recommended.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2019
Government, Business

Seattle DOT Considers Congestion Pricing

Seattle traffic Traffic fills all lanes of Interstate 5 heading into downtown Seattle in October 2017. (Associated Press)

Seattle has become the latest metropolitan area to consider the possibility of congestion pricing to mitigate traffic.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Congestion Creates $74.5 Billion Burden for Trucking, ATRI Analysis Shows

Truck and car congestion Virginia Department of Transportation

Traffic congestion on the nation’s highways added $74.5 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2016, according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s recent analysis.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 18, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Start of Summer Driving Season Means More Motorists, Analysts Say

Memorial Day traffic Memorial Day travel (Rick Bowmer/Associated Press)

The unofficial start of the summer driving season is finally upon us and that means for millions of drivers it will be that time again to hire a dogsitter, pack the swimsuits, sunblock and folding chairs, and drive to the beach (or lake, or pool) to stay cool.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 24, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Truckers Get a Chance to Unload on Board Members

Luke Sharett/Bloomberg News

Enough already. That seemed to be the rallying cry for some truckers who got the chance on March 27 to vent about port congestion directly to the Virginia Port Authority Board of Commissioners.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
March 28, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Authorities Consider Options to Untangle Traffic in Southern California’s Commercial Spine

Traffic moves along the 710 Freeway in Los Angeles (Jamie Rector/Bloomberg News)

For decades, the 710 Freeway has been the commercial spine of Southern California, funneling the trucks carrying thousands of tons of furniture, clothes, televisions and other goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach into the region’s sprawling network of freeways and warehouses.

Laura J. Nelson | Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Washington Town Undertakes $52 Million Road Project to Ease Truck Traffic


UNION GAP, Wash. — On a daily average, 3,400 trucks hauling freight travel along Main Street and Valley Mall Boulevard in Union Gap, Wash., just to access Interstate 82.

Phil Ferolito | Yakima (Wash.) Herald-Republic
February 5, 2018