Big Shock: Traffic Congestion a Problem

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Harris Interactive just released results of a poll that says 37% of drivers think traffic congestion is a serious problem. That’s compared to 21% who think congestion isn’t a problem at all.

The poll was conducted evenly throughout the U.S., with 56% of those on the West Coast checking the “serious problem” box. Only 26% of those in the Midwest — probably all here in Chicago — felt it was a problem.

Is a congestion tax the answer? London recently enacted such a tax for driving in congested areas of the city, but 66% of those polled opposed such a tax. Perhaps new and improved roadways would be a better solution. 

Source: Harris Interactive

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