Worst traffic spot in US found on I-95 in northern Virginia

FOX News

That spot is the stretch of southbound Interstate 95 from the Fairfax County Parkway to Fredericksburg. The study published Wednesday by Seattle-based traffic data firm Inrix found the average traffic jam on that stretch lasted 33 minutes and covered six miles. Inrix counted 1,394 traffic jams there during the two-month period it conducted the study in March and April. While I-95 represented the single worst traffic spot, Inrix found that overall the D.C. area ranks third to New York and Los Angeles in terms of overall traffic congestion. The study analyzed more than 100,000 hotspots in 25 of the nation's most traffic-congested cities.


Study: Second Bridge Needed to Ease Traffic Congestion

U.S. News

The proposal from the Brent Spence Strategic Corridor Study recommends using the Brent Spence Bridge to carry northbound Interstate 71 traffic and northbound local traffic and using a new double-deck six-lane bridge to carry northbound I-75 traffic as well as southbound I-71, I-75 and local traffic.


LA area Port Traffic Mostly Unchanged in July

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Special note: Now that the expansion to the Panama Canal has been completed, some of the traffic that used the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will eventually go through the canal. This could impact TEUs on the West Coast in the future. Container traffic gives us an idea about the volume of goods being exported and imported – and usually some hints about the trade report since LA area ports handle about 40% of the nation's container port traffic. The following graphs are for inbound and outbound traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in TEUs (TEUs: 20-foot equivalent units or 20-foot-long cargo container). To remove the strong seasonal component for inbound traffic, the first graph shows the rolling 12 month average.


Traffic deaths fall below 4,000 in Japan for first time in 67 years

The Japan Times

In 2016, the number of people who died in traffic accidents dropped by 213, or 5.2 percent, from a year earlier to 3,904. The figure was the third-lowest since 1948, the first year for which comparable data became available. It was last below 4,000 in 1949. The 2016 figure was less than a quarter of the record 16,765 logged in 1970, according to the agency. An agency official attributed the decline to traffic safety education; improved vehicle performance, like automatic brakes; and better road conditions, such as more intersections with clearer lines of sight and easier-to-see traffic lights.


Fan stops traffic to get a selfie with The Rock

Mashable

Dwayne'The Rock' Johnson is all about making his fans happy and sometimes that means halting traffic to do so. SEE ALSO: The Rock flawlessly recreated his most iconic '90s outfit for'SNL' The Rock was driving in his pickup after work when a fan pulled up beside him, recognized the actor, and started to freak out. In a Facebook post, he wrote, "I rolled the passenger window down to say hello and then he REALLY freaked out." The fan immediately parked his rig in the middle of the road and went to stand next to The Rock's driver side window, which was in the way of oncoming traffic. The actor pulled out his phone to record the hilarious encounter.