Reason Foundation, just released their 16th annual report on the condition and performance of U.S. state-owned road system. According to Reason Foundation, 52% of of U.S. urban interstates are now congested and traffic fatality rose slightly. That includes the Beltway.
The beltway is number 5 on their list of the worst traffic gridlock. Surprisingly, Virginia is number 31 on their list. Traffic congestion is worst on Maryland's side than on Virginia? That is interesting. I guess, they're looking at average across the whole state.
Here's the ranking for the "Top 10 Worst Gridlock"
- New Jersey
- North Carolina
- Rhode Island
The good news. A survey from U.S. Census Bureau on American Community, reports that -- Washington DC has the second highest public transit users. New Yorkers are top transit users, or 37.7% of workers uses Metro to commute to work.
Full report available, here.