A new study from INRIX, Inc., a world leader in transportation analytics and connected car services, revealed the most congested cities and corridors in the world.
The 2019 Global Traffic Scorecard study showed trends for over 900 cities across 43 countries. For the United States, the study showed that Americans lost about 99 hours a year due to congestion, which costs about $88 billion in 2019; this is an average of $1,377 per year.
Although those were average numbers, many cities across the United States topped the 99 hours.
The three cities that topped the list as the most congested in the United States are Boston, followed by Chicago, and rounding out the top three is Philadelphia. The top five also include New York City and Washington D.C.
“Congestion costs Americans billions of dollars each year. However, it appears to be stabilizing in some of the country’s most congested metros – with delays raising roughly three percent nationwide since 2017,” Trevor Reed, transportation analyst at INRIX, said in a release. “The continued innovation and investment in smarter roadway management is showing early signs of progress. To reflect an increasingly diverse mobility landscape, the 2019 Global Traffic Scorecard includes both public transport and biking metrics for the first time.”
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