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Traffic Congestion Is Growing Three Times As Fast As U.S. Economy; Situation Worst In Los Angeles

Traffic Congestion Is Growing Three Times As Fast As U.S. Economy; Situation Worst In Los Angeles

When it comes to predicting and tracking traffic trends, INRIX is the go-to authority. The company says that traffic congestion surged in 2013, growing over three times as fast as the U.S. economy. According to INRIX, traffic in the U.S. reversed two consecutive years of declines with a six percent... read more

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Freeway, Los Angeles, 2009 (photo by Myriam Thyes via Wikimedia)

After 30 Years, LA Synchs Its Traffic Lights: Too Little, Too Late?

Is it just us, or does roadway construction seem like an exercise in futility? How many times have you seen crews pack up after adding an extra lane of highway, leaving the... read more April 3, 2013 by 


 
Honda's app-based congestion minimization technology

Honda's New Smartphone App Could Ease Your Commute

Commuters: Honda feels your pain. Even better: Honda hopes to alleviate that pain with new software designed to reduce traffic congestion. What's interesting about this... read more March 22, 2013 by 


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

The Ten Worst U.S. Cities For Traffic Congestion

The grass, it seems, is always greener on the other side of the highway median. Ask any U.S. driver about his commute, and you’ll likely get a lengthy tirade about the... read more February 21, 2013 by  4


 
Traffic

Thanksgiving Travel: Better In L.A., Worse In Dallas, Atlanta

We have good news and bad news for Thanksgiving road-trippers. The good news is, roadways will be slightly less congested than they were last year, meaning that you'll make... read more November 16, 2012 by 


 
Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

Carmageddon II Raises Concerns Of Traffic Overhead

If you live in Southern California, you probably remember Carmageddon -- not the video game, not the pet name that some gave to the 2008/2009 auto industry bailout, but the... read more September 28, 2012 by  2


 
Cameras

Rochester Writes Off Red-Light Tickets For City Workers

Traffic cameras evoke conflicting emotions. On the one hand, none of us want to encourage speeding or red-light running. On the other hand, the idea of getting ticketed by a... read more September 10, 2012 by  3


 
New York City traffic at night, by Flickr user paulobar

Study: Traffic Noise Linked To Greater Risk Of Heart Attack

If you live near a busy boulevard or interstate, you already know how annoying that traffic can be during your daily commute. But according to a new study cited in the New... read more June 28, 2012 by  2


 
Ford's Traffic Jam Assist technology

Ford Debuts Autonomous Driving Technology: Video

Yesterday, our sister site, Motor Authority, told you about Ford's efforts to measure drivers' stress levels through sensors embedded in seatbelts, steering wheels, and... read more June 28, 2012 by 


 
Traffic

The Worst Traffic In America? It's Not Los Angeles

Los Angeles might seem to be the nation's capital for gridlock, but according to Inrix, a provider of traffic data and information, the City Of Angels doesn't have the worst... read more May 24, 2012 by  5


 
Real-time traffic data added to Google Maps

Google Maps Now Offers Real-Time Traffic Data

Since the arrival of the iPhone and its "Maps" app in 2007, drivers have had a growing number of choices for navigation, beyond the usual in-dash and aftermarket systems... read more March 30, 2012 by  2


 
Red-light camera

More Cities Turn Off Red-Light Cameras: Is It A Trend?

Traffic cameras were once heralded as a way of making streets safer and lightening the loads of thinly stretched police departments, but now, the tide seems to be turning --... read more November 8, 2011 by  5


 
Traffic

You're Driving Less, Aren't You? Road Travel Dips To Historic Lows

According to the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. drivers are spending less time on the road than they have in eight years. The data comes from August 2011, during which... read more October 25, 2011 by 


 
Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Houston Joins L.A. In Removing Red Light Cameras

The citizens of Houston, Texas, have spoken through their elected officials, and red-light cameras within the Houston city limits are now a thing of the past. Houston’s... read more August 29, 2011 by  1


 
Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Got A Red-Light Ticket In L.A.? Don't Sweat It, Forget It

Los Angeles city officials are contemplating whether red-light cameras are going to have any future within city limits, and have already recommended the program be phased... read more July 26, 2011 by 


 
Dancing in the Queens Midtown Tunnel

Health Warning: New York Traffic Causes Spontaneous Dancing

There’s an old cliché that says when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When life hands you exhaust fumes, courtesy of blocked traffic in New York... read more July 18, 2011 by 


 
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