by Robert Krol, Contributing Scholar
Posted July 30, 2019 In Scholar Commentary

Should We Focus on Highway Expansion to Reduce Congestion?

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Traffic congestion is a growing problem in most cities. A new study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute finds that in 2017, congestion cost Americans $166 billion, or more than $1,000 per commuter each year in wasted time and fuel. This represents nearly a 47 percent increase since 2007.

The report discusses a range of policy options including improving transportation productivity, re-organizing how we work, higher density neighborhoods, and expanding highway capacity in areas of rapid growth…

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