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How Long Must People Sit in Traffic?

December 30, 1990

In 10 years, Californians can expect 25% more cars, trucks and buses on their streets and highways. On the bright side, the number of Californians forsaking their cars for intercity and commuter rails will go up evern more substantially. But people will spend even more time stuck in traffic.

TRAFFIC DELAY Hours of delay per day due to congestion, statewide total. 1980: 74,000 1990: 300,000 2000: 474,000 2010: 676,000 Source: California Transportation Commission

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