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Traffic Congestion in U.S. Cities

Commuters beware; here are America's worst cities for highway bottlenecks. Rush hour traffic in Los Angeles AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Rank Urban area Annual delay per person in?

Major Causes of Traffic Congestion in the U.S.

Bottlenecks (traffic demand exceeds roadway capacity)50% of total congestionTraffic incidents25% of total congestionWork zones15% of total congestionBad weather10% of total congestionPoor signal?

Traffic Congestion in U.S. Cities, 2002

RankUrban areaAnnual delay per personin hours1.Los Angeles, Calif.1362.San Francisco-Oakland, Calif.923.Washington, DC-Md.-Va.844.Seattle-Everett, Wash.825.Houston, Tex.756.San Jose, Calif.746.Dallas?


(Encyclopedia) Carmel. 1 See Carmel-by-the-Sea. 2 City (2012 pop. 83,565), Hamilton co., central Ind., on the White River; platted 1837 as Bethlehem; inc. and renamed 1874. A suburb of Indianapolis,?


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