Should be no surprise to anyone who lives here, but Boston has the worst rush-hour traffic in the country for a second year in a row. According to a new report by Inrix, Boston drivers wasted about 149 hours in rush-hour traffic. Good grief.
Inrix looked at commutes in terms of peak – slowest travel times versus inter-peak – the fastest point between morning and afternoon commutes travel times. Basically Boston’s commutes increased 27 percent during peak versus inter-peak hours.
Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington rounded out INRIX’s top five most congested U.S. cities.
So now what? Maybe start with dedicated bus lanes during rush hour traffic?
According to the Boston Globe, Mass DOT Secretary Stephanie Pollack believes we can’t ignore the congestion and need to fix the problem. Ya think? Here’s a report from the Mass DOT from last year!