Are We There Yet?Play
A new study on traffic congestion points out that after years of public complaint, ineffective response has led to more traffic and traffic delays.
But for many Americans, the potential solutions are unappealing. Car-pooling and rearranging the ways cities are laid out have been political duds so far, which brings the issue of traffic to an ideological standstill.
Hear a conversation on why America is stuck in traffic.
Tim Lomax, Research Engineer at Texas A&M University and co-author of the 2005 Urban Mobility Report
Catherine Ross, director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development at Georgia Tech University
Eric Schreffler, idependent traffic consultant.
This program aired on May 10, 2005.