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Congestion – The Urban Transportation Challenge

Congestion in the U.S. is a significant problem affecting:

Economic viability of urban regions

Quality of life

Environment

National metrics of congestion*:

2.3 billion annual gallons of fuel wasted

$63 billion in financial costs

Average annual delay per person

93 hours in Los Angeles

69 hours in Washington DC

49 hours in NY/NJ

47 hours US average

Congestion is only getting worse and has increased an average 9% per year since 1982

*Source TTI 2005 Urban Mobility Study

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