So reports the Associated Press, which got a sneak peek at a Texas A&M-based Texas Transportation Institute study being released tomorrow that ranks the DFW as the sixth-most traffic-jammed-up metropolis in the country behind Los Angeles, Washington, Atlanta, Houston and San Francisco. That said, the report also counts Dallas among "large metro areas showing congestion declines," due in large part to high gas prices driving folks to mass transit a year ago. Which means what, TTI researcher Tim Lomax? "Congestion won't be as bad as before for a while, but it will still be very frustrating, very unreliable and it will take a lot of time out of your day. The average traveler still needs 25 percent more time for their rush-hour trips." Ah, just wait till LBJ Freeway construction gets going.
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Dallas-Fort Worth Is Still Way High on Traffic Congestion List. But It's Getting Better.
July 7, 2009 | 5:48pm|