6:43 am January 20, 2011, by Henry Unger
I must be out of touch. I did not know the traffic jams I sit in on I-285 were getting shorter.
AJC staffer Ariel Hart is reporting on a new study that says Atlanta has the nation’s 10th worst traffic — not the third worst. And in 2009, Atlanta’s average commuter wasted 44 hours a year in traffic jams — down half a dozen hours from previous estimates.
What do you think? Has traffic gotten better here?
Has our double-digit unemployment rate, which has been consistently higher than the nation’s, reduced congestion since some former drivers are stuck at home without jobs?
If our traffic really is getting better, will our ability to lure more companies here improve, since congestion is often cited by business execs as a negative when they’re deciding whether to relocate to Atlanta?
- Henry Unger, The Biz Beat
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