Transit saved 865 million hours of traffic congestion in 2011, TTI report says

Public transportation helped reduce traffic congestion by saving 865 million hours of travel on the nation’s highways, according to theĀ Texas Transportation Institute’s (TTI) 2012 Urban Mobility Report.

Released yesterday, the report examined road congestion in 498 U.S. cities in 2011. TTI found that had there not been public transportation service available in the areas studied, congestion costs for 2011 would have risen to $142 billion, up from $121 billion in the previous year. Plus, an additional 450 million gallons of fuel would have been consumed. [Read More]