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