Fact #433: July 17, 2006
The congestion on our nation's highways continues to worsen. In 2003 road congestion caused a delay of 3.7 billion hours (total), which in turn wasted 2.3 billion gallons of fuel. The graph below compares recent congestion statistics with those of the two previous decades.
|Year||Total Hours of Delay (billions)||Total Gallons of Wasted Fuel (billions)|
Source: Schrank, David, and Tim Lomax, "The 2005 Urban Mobility Report" Texas Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System, May 2005