Stuck in Traffic

Dallas is among the worst cities in world for traffic, says new study

Dallas is among the worst cities in world for traffic, says new study

Austin traffic highway I-35 congestion
Traffic sucks — especially in Dallas. Courtesy photo

This new study confirms that traffic in Dallas does indeed suck. According to the INRIX 2016 Global Traffic Scorecard, Dallas is the 16th most congested road in the world — and seventh in the U.S.

The transportation analysis firm dug through data to determine the worst places and times to be on the road, as well as the cost of being stuck in traffic. During peak travel times, Dallasites wasted 59.4 hours in traffic during 2016. Only roads in New York, Chicago, Boston, and Los Angeles are worse.

While Austin narrowly escapes the list of 10 most congested urban areas in the U.S., it does rank sixth for having the most congested road in the country — I-35. Los Angeles leads the pack for most congested city overall. In the U.S., Houston is No. 11 and Austin is No. 13.

And what does all this congestion cost the average Dallasite? How about $1,509 individually and $2.9 billion as a city.