US traffic delays cost $8 bln in wasted fuel-study

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WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - U.S. traffic delays cost motorists an estimated $8 billion in wasted fuel, researchers said on Tuesday. A study of 75 metropolitan areas by the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University affirmed previous research showing that traffic congestion continues to worsen nationwide despite new construction, mass transit alternatives and other steps to ease delays. The researchers, analyzing the latest available state and federal traffic figures ...

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