Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Montreal Traffic Bottlenecks Costing Billions: Report

From The Montreal Gazette:

Time spent stuck in traffic worth $1.4B per year, according to Transport Quebec

Drivers in and around Montreal are spending more time than ever in traffic, lowering general productivity at a great cost to Quebec.

As many as 76.8 million person hours are wasted in Montreal's traffic gridlock every year, according to figures compiled in a 2003 traffic study from Transport Quebec.

Details of the report were published in Montreal newspaper La Presse on Tuesday.

The traffic study compared congestion rates between 1998 and 2003. Delays caused by traffic on and around the island increased by an average of 38 per cent in that time period.

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