Atlanta Traffic Costs Drivers An Extra $3.2 Billion Per Year

Atlanta drivers spend about 52 extra hours in their vehicles due to traffic congestion, according to findings from the Atlanta Regional Commission and Neighborhood Nexus

Atlanta ranks at No. 10 for greatest number of hours spend in traffic delays per year in the study’s analysis of 15 metro areas in the U.S. 

Drivers in metro Atlanta also use an additional 20 gallons of fuel per year because of traffic, and traffic accounts for about $1, 130 per commuter in costs and time lost. 

The city with the most number of hours spent in traffic delays per year was Washington, D.C. Out of the 15 areas studied, San Franciscans had to deal with the least hours delayed.

This story is part of a partnership with the Atlanta Regional Commission.