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Wed, Feb 13, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Bay Area Traffic Congestion Ties L.A.'s


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Traffic backs up on Interstate 880 in Oakland, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Traffic backs up on Interstate 880 in Oakland, California.

Bay Area residents might find it hard to mock Los Angeles for its traffic congestion anymore. A recent report ranks the San Francisco-Oakland area right alongside L.A. for traffic delays, second only to Washington, D.C. Bay Area commuters waste 61 hours per year sitting in their cars because of congestion. Where is the worst traffic in the Bay? And what does so much idling mean for drivers and the environment?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jim Wunderman, president and CEO of the Bay Area Council
  • Joe McConnell, Pacific Coast News bureau chief for Total Traffic Network
  • Michael Cabanatuan, transportation writer for The San Francisco Chronicle
  • Tim Lomax, senior research engineer at Texas A&M Transportation Institute and a co-author of the institute's 2012 Urban Mobility Report

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