Drivers 'Curious' About The Horrible TrafficAP

Can’t seem to make it to work on time in the morning? Are you getting home well after dark at night?

It’s not your imagination, and you’re not alone. Over the past few weeks, the morning rush hour has slowed to a crawl, and the evening commute is not much better.

We all know September is a horrible commute, but this September seems especially bad.

“No matter where you go, there’s construction,” said one commuter. “No matter where you go, there’s potholes. No matter where you go, they’re having problems with bridges, roads… everything. It’s just horrible.”

Maybe that driver is on to something. There is $438 million worth of federal money going into road projects right now, and with the prices a gas almost $1 cheaper than last September, more drivers may be taking to the roads too.

The MBTA’s most recent numbers show a 6 percent drop in ridership and cars going over the Tobin Bridge is up 3 percent from last September.

All that adds up to congestion.

What do you think about your traffic? Do you have a theory for the increased congestion? Join the conversation on!

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  1. nnekajenkins says:

    Traffic congestion is getting worse everywhere. I commute in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. metro area everyday, where we have some of the worst traffic in the country. It makes me so frustrated – to the point where I started a blog and regularly discuss the issues related to it. Traffic congestion=angst and vexation. Vent your discontent at and share with others!

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