Fort Lee, N.J., is ranked the most congested bottleneck area for trucks, according to a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).
The analysis, based on truck GPS data from over 1 million heavy duty trucks, uses customized software applications and analysis methods to produce a congestion impact ranking for each location.
“ATA has been beating the drum about the continued degradation of our infrastructure, and thanks to ATRI’s research, we can see exactly how decades of ignoring the problem are impacting not just our industry but our economy and commuters everywhere,” said American Trucking Associations president and CEO Chris Spear. “This report should sound the alarm for policymakers that the cost of doing nothing is too high,and provide a roadmap of where to target investments to really solve our nation’s mounting infrastructure crisis.”
- ATRI’s analysis found that the number of locations experiencing significant congestion has increased 92% in just five years, far outpacing the 10% growth in traffic congestion for that same time period.
- This report assessed the level of truck-involved congestion at 300 locations on the national highway system.