You probably don’t need a study to tell you that traffic in America’s cities continues to get worse. But that’s just what the annual Urban Mobility Report from Texas A & M University recently announced. According to USA Today, the average urban commuter spent a whopping 47 hours in traffic per year which totaled more than three and a half billion hours of travel delay, 2.3 billion gallons of wasted fuel, and a total cost of more than 60 billion dollars. On the positive side, techniques including entrance ramp meters, and efforts to more quickly clear accidents and disabled cars are offering some hope, but the report says more major road projects are needed to help clear the gridlock.

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