Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Texas A&M Transportation Institute Again Rates Washington DC as Having the Worst Traffic Congestion in the Nation; Report Methodology Questioned by Many

The Washington D.C. region once again has the dubious distinction of being rated by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) 2015 Mobility Scorecard as having the worst traffic congestion in the nation. According to the report, congestion wastes time, fuel, money and productivity and in 2014 cost the nation $160 billion. Read the full report.

An item in City Commentary lists several critiques of the methodology used by the TTI researchers, including that compact, walkable communities rate poorly on the Scorecard, despite having good quality of life ratings.