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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 


 
Cameras

Ohio Judge Says Speed Cameras Are "A Scam"

Critics of traffic cameras have something to celebrate: a judge in Ohio has declared the devices "a scam" and insisted that one tiny town must turn them off. To call traffic... read more March 13, 2013 by  2


 
noPhoto license plate frame

Prototype Of The Week: noPhoto Frame Foils Traffic Cameras

Traffic cameras have been in use since 1969, but they weren't deployed in large numbers until the 1990s. Now that they've become commonplace around the globe -- catching... read more October 17, 2012 by  1


 
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


 
Representative Anthony Weiner

Anthony Weiner: Shoulda Stayed Off Twitter, Kept On Twaffic

By now, the travails of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY)--and the photo of a bulging male crotch in gray underwear that may or may not be his, which he may or may not have Tweeted... read more June 2, 2011 by 


 
2010 Most Congested Metro Areas and Corridors from INRIX

Study: Many Of You Waste A Month Of Your Lives In Traffic Each Year

For the past several years, traffic researchers had noticed an unusual trend: declining congestion in metropolitan areas. Not surprisingly, the slide began in 2008 -- around... read more March 21, 2011 by  1


 
Traffic in China

Why 'Safe Roads' Are Often Anything BUT Safe, Except For Cars

The great freeway battles of the Sixties and Seventies are over. It's safe to say few new freeways will be punched through existing neighborhoods. But transportation... read more November 29, 2010 by  4


 
Alleged traffic violators posted to a Facebook page for the New Delhi police

You Thought Traffic Cams Were Bad? In India, Cops Use Facebook

Over the past few years, we've seen traffic cameras deployed in a growing number of cities across the U.S. (We wouldn't be surprised if the trend were tied to our struggling... read more August 3, 2010 by  1


 
Traffic

Study: Chicago Should Use Pay-For-Play Fast Lanes To Cut Congestion

We all deal with it on a daily basis: traffic. It's the bane of our existence, yet we contribute to the problem by our very presence. So what can be done to solve it without... read more July 21, 2010 by  2


 
Audi Travolution traffic system

BMW And Audi Congestion Strategies Look To Smart Signals

With vehicle miles traveled growing about 15 percent faster than the U.S. roadway network, and the trend likely to continue this year as fuel prices stabilize and more... read more June 2, 2010 by  11


 
Intellidrive

Car Talk: Texas, IBM To Test Cars That Keep Tabs On One Another

A big part of U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood's job is making America's roadways safer. Over the past year or so, he's devoted much time and energy to fighting... read more May 6, 2010 by 


 
stop sign  -  flickr user thecrazyfilmgirl

Stop-Sign Solution Could Save Drivers Time And Money

Either on your daily commute or out on a Saturday drive, it's likely you have to make numerous unnecessary stops at T-type intersections. And for those where sight lines are... read more March 22, 2010 by  9


 
Traffic

IBM Is Working To Make Your Drive Faster & More Personalized

Traffic congestion isn't just annoying, it's wasteful. Every year, American drivers fritter away nearly a week of their lives and 26 gallons of gas while stuck on crowded... read more February 25, 2010 by  3


 
Eko light concept by Serbian designer Damjan Stankovic

Traffic Light Countdown Display Could Ease Anxiety. Or Not.

Drivers in urban areas have developed countless ways to cope with red light anxiety -- that frustration that stems from not knowing when that pesky traffic light dangling... read more December 18, 2009 by  2


 
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