Sitting in traffic is not unusual for commuters in the Harrisburg, York and Lancaster areas. The stop-and-go of the rush hour wears on cars, nerves and wallets.
TRIP, a Washington, D.C., based national transportation organization, has pinpointed 14 corridors costing area commuters a total of $472 million each year or about $2,000 annually per driver depending on which route they take.
The report released Thursday points to these trouble zones for commuters:
Rohrerstown Road from Wabank Road to State Street in Lancaster. On this corridor, the average rush hour driver spends 108 hours, 46 additional gallons of gas, and $1,995 annually or $38 weekly.
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Berks County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Sitting in Berks County traffic can cost you, but how much depends on which jam you’re stuck in.
The authors of a study released last month that found congestion in the Reading and Lehigh Valley areas costs drivers an average of $420 a year released more details Thursday, breaking down which roads were the most costly.
The study was compiled by TRIP, a Washington think tank funded by the transportation industry.
1. Route 422: Between Morwood and Woodside avenues in West Lawn.
Gas (gallons): 19 Time: 45 Cost: $829 Proposed fixes: Intersection, signal upgrades; parallel connector street.
Map of Pennsylvania, showing major cities and roads (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Two out of every three major urban roads in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre region are in poor or mediocre condition, underscoring the transportation dilemma the state faces, according to a report released Wednesday by a national transportation organization.
And using those roads is costing the average driver an additional $1,320 per year in extra vehicle operating costs as a result of driving on roads in need of repair, lost time and fuel due to congestion-related delays.
The report, “Future Mobility in Pennsylvania: The Cost of Meeting the State’s Need for Safe and Efficient Mobility,” finds that throughout Pennsylvania:
• Thirty seven percent of major roads and highways provide motorists with a rough ride.