The 2011 Urban Mobility Report, published by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, ranks areas by a number of criteria with regard to traffic congestion.
As seen in the report section detailing the Chicago area’s traffic mobility (pdf) :
- Rush-hour drivers in the greater Chicago area paid the highest congestion cost in the U.S. again last year, averaging $1,568 in lost time and wasted fuel for each motorist stuck in heavy traffic (seen as “Cost per Peak Auto Commuter”)
- Each automobile driver in the Chicago region wasted an average of 71 additional hours because of congestion delays, as seen in the “Delay per Peak Auto Commuter (pers-hrs). This total is second to the Washington metro area, which is at 74 hours.
The full report, titled “2011 Urban Mobility Report” (pdf) dated September 2011 contains a variety of statistics and related discussion concerning the topic.
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