AUSTIN – Major Texas cities ranked poorly on the Texas A&M Transportation Institute's 2015 Urban Mobility Scorecard, which was released last month.
Houston, Dallas and Austin ranked in the top 12 cities in terms of hours lost to traffic delays. The average Houston driver spent an extra 61 hours in a vehicle per year. Dallas motorists spent 53 hours, and Austinites 52.
U.S. drivers racked up 6.9 billion hours in extra travel time because of traffic last year. That equates to 3.1 billion gallons of fuel wasted and a total cost of $160 billion when time lost and fuel costs are included.
To learn more about Texas transportation issues, read "Gridlocked: Tackling Texas Transportation Troubles."
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