Baton Rouge worst mid-sized city for traffic; Chicago worst of large cities
I knew our traffic was awful!
I sit in traffic sometimes and I can actually see the MPG indicator in my car going down, down, down.
Baton Rouge, LA, has the most congested traffic of mid-sized cities (cities with a population of 500,000 to one million people).
Chicago is the worst city large city (those with more than 3 million people).
The Baton Rouge area has the nation’s worst traffic congestion among mid-sized cities, a Texas study says.
The review was done by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A & M University.
The study says that, in 2009, Baton Rouge area commuters wasted 37 hours because of traffic delays, which was tops among 33 metropolitan areas with similar populations.
Those delays also cost commuters $1,030 in gasoline expenses, according to the report.
The review, which was released last week, calls itself the most detailed study of traffic congestion in 439 U.S. urban areas.
The whole article is here.