Column Published in syndication September 18, 2019

Traffic congestion costs the US economy billions in wasted time, productivity, and fuel. It also negatively affects quality of life and constrains potential growth. The past decade of expansion has pushed congestion to the highest level since the Texas A&M Transportation Institute began tracking it in its Urban Mobility Report in the early 1980s. The 2019 version was recently released, with data for 2017.