According to an article in the Washington Post, the DC area is number three in road crowding. However, there is hope of attaining the number one spot, as we already are number 2 for crowding during peak rush hour times in the morning and afternoon.
The solution? Better use of transportation infrastructure...
The 2003 Urban Mobility Study, from the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University, provides (for the first time) a look into specific remedies and how they may improve the lot of users of the transportation systems.
Key opportunities are:
- public transportation service
- bus and carpool lanes
- traffic signal coordination
- freeway incident management (clearing crashes and disabled vehicles)
- the use of freeway entrance ramp meters