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Los Angeles Most Congested City in the World, INRIX Reports

Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg News

The City of Angels topped the list of cities with the worst traffic, where motorists spent more than 104 hours stuck in traffic in 2016, a new ranking of the most congested cities found.

Transport Topics
February 21, 2017
Business

Pennsylvania Town Grapples With Truck Congestion

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For residents along Old Berwick Road in Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, time keeps on turning — but it seems the tractor-trailers clogging their neighborhood are not.

Rachel Holly | Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pa.)
August 31, 2016
Business

Atlanta Freight Traffic Expected to Rise 76% by 2040

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As if traffic isn’t bad enough, drivers might see almost twice as many freight-hauling trucks on metro Atlanta roads in 25 years.

Dan Chapman | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 22, 2016
Business

Chicago Tops Latest Bottlenecks List

Graves by American Highway Users Alliance

WASHINGTON — For the second time in as many weeks, a study has identified the worst traffic choke points, amplifying the nation’s urgent need for investment in its transportation infrastructure.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 30, 2015
Government, Business

Congestion Costs Escalating for Nation, New Infrastructure Report Says

Congestion on the nation’s highways will cost Americans $276 billion annually by 2020, according to a new report from the BlueGreen Alliance, a coalition of labor and environmental groups.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
October 24, 2014
Government, Business

GAO Report Critical of Freight Proposals That Don’t Address Congestion

If recent upward trends in freight flow continue, they could exacerbate the traffic congestion in communities that lie along heavily traveled freight routes, a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office said.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
September 30, 2014
Business

Senator Asks DOT to Create Freight Initiative

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to create a multimodal freight initiative within the Department of Transportation.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 31, 2012
Business

Congestion Cost Trucking $33 Billion in 2009 on Wasted Time and Fuel, Study Finds

Trucks account for only 7% of the miles traveled in the nation’s urban areas but they shoulder 29% of the costs that urban traffic congestion produces annually in wasted time and fuel, according to the annual Urban Mobility Report from the Texas Transportation Institute of Texas A&M University.

January 31, 2011
Business

Report Cites Congestion’s Cost to Trucking

The cost of U.S. traffic congestion has jumped to $115 billion in 2009 from $24 billion in 1982, and trucks are shouldering a disproportionate share of the cost, according to a report released this week.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 21, 2011
Business

Road-Funding Delay May Worsen Congestion and Reduce U.S. Competitiveness, Abney Says

The continuing delay in passing a new long-term highway bill has trucking executives and transportation officials worried about the effects on the U.S. freight network, according to David Abney, chief operating officer of UPS Inc.

August 9, 2010

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