Northeast Ohio: Commuters lose hours, hundreds of dollars in traffic

6:58 AM, Jan 21, 2011   |    comments
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  • Researchers at Texas A&M University surveyed the 100 largest metropolitan areas, including Cleveland and Akron.

    They looked at "congestion cost" -- the value of traffic delays at peak travel times -- both morning and night. 

    Cleveland rank 36th in the amount of gas wasted, at 16 gallons per year.  Each year, those who commute in Cleveland lost an average of 19 hours of time. That's due to the amount of congestion, aside from the travel time and distance between work and home.

    The loss-in-fuel costs add up to $423 per year for each commuter.

    In Akron, commuters lost an average of 16 hours, and 12 gallons of gas per year, at a cost of $349.

    For a break-down of the research and to see how other cities rank, click on the link to the right.


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