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Is that a surprise? :tsk: People in Houston bitch about traffic. That's nothing compare to LA.

Worst Cities for Traffic
By Robert Malone

NEW YORK - The worst traffic in the U.S. is getting even worse. It pollutes as the vehicles idle. It wastes the time of trucks and passenger cars. The annual delay per driver is in excess of 47 hours per year. It creates delayed shipments. It wastes more than 2.3 billion gallons of fuel each year.

The cost of U.S. traffic delays is, conservatively, $63.1 billion a year, based on 2003 figures, the Texas Transportation Institute says. And it's not getting any better.

"We would think that today the figure might be $2 billion to $3 billion more with the rise in fuel prices,***8221; says David Schrank, author of the 2005 Urban Utility Report for the Texas Transportation Institute. He suggests further that despite this escalating problem, the commuting public has not changed its driving habits all that much. People have done some chaining of chores and shared driving to malls and offices. But the driving has continued, and the delays continue to get worse.

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"In L.A. the traffic delay problem extends from sunup to sundown," says Schrank. "There is really no letup between.***8221;

By the Texas Transportation Institute's reckoning, the cities having the worst traffic problems are:

1. Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, Calif.
2. San Francisco, Oakland, Calif.
3. Washington, D.C.
4. Atlanta
5. Houston
6. Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Tex.
7. Chicago.
8. Detroit
9. Riverside, San Bernardino, Calif.
9. Orlando, Fla.
11. San Jose, Calif.
12. San Diego

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Might as well string 1 and 9 together since you can be in stop-n-go from one to the other.

I like to describe our So Cal traffic as "wrath of God traffic."

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6. Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington, Tex.

Interesting, I'm never in a traffic jam. I have several options to get me home within 20-25 minutes which is the normal time driving to and from the office. Now, if I go to a friend's house in Lewisville, TX on 35-E, I have that part and it doesn't help that there are two constructions going on that really messes up the flow.

Okay, I read the article and I see where Dallas is bad at, "I-35 merges with Interstate 30", I avoid that like the plague. If I need to get to Downtown Dallas, I take the Dallas Tollroad.
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