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The U.S. Congestion Problem

The U.S. Congestion Problem

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Year Travel Delay (billions of hours) "Wasted Fuel" (billions of gallons) Congestion Cost (billions of 2005 dollars)
1982 0.8 0.5 $14.9
1995 2.5 1.7 $45.4
2004 4.0 2.7 $73.1
2005 4.2 2.9 $78.2

Source: Texas Transportation Institute