Economic & Environmental Impact of Traffic Congestion

Here’s Exactly How You Waste $1,700 Every Year
“Traffic congestion isn’t just a frustrating part of commuter life; it’s expensive. A new report finds that every household with a car-commuting member loses $1,700 a year in time and gas burned thanks to bumper-to-bumper traffic.”
http://time.com/3513456/waste-money-every-year/

The cost of traffic jams
http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/11/economist-explains-1

Economic & Environmental Impact of Traffic Congestion in Europe & the US
“First Study to Assess Economic and Environmental Costs of US Traffic Reveals the Necessity of Intelligent Transportation Solutions

With people in Europe and the US currently wasting on average 111 hours annually in gridlock, the impact of traffic congestion on individual driver’s time is well understood. However, new research shows traffic congestion actually does much more than test our patience. It’s a significant drain on our wallets as well our economies.”
http://www.inrix.com/economic-environment-cost-congestion/