“News” (confirming what we already know) from the front page of today’s Chronicle:
“Bay Area traffic congestion isn’t getting any better. But the good news, if you can call it that, is that it’s getting worse at a slower pace than in most of the nation’s metropolises, according to a national transportation study released Tuesday.
Both the San Francisco and San Jose metropolitan areas ranked in the top 10 most-congested urban areas, according to the annual report from the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University. San Francisco ranked second in hours each driver spends sitting in traffic above and beyond normal driving time; San Jose ranked eighth.
Los Angeles led the way. Commuters there spend an extra 72 hours in traffic each year compared with 60 hours in San Francisco and 54 hours in San Jose. The national average for all U.S. urban areas was 38 hours of delay.”
* That “delay time” is in addition to “regular” commuting time. Ouch.