Two weeks until Thanksgiving turkey, togetherness — and terrible traffic.
Some rush-hour commutes on Interstate 95 have been better since a 2-mile extension of the 95 Express Lanes opened to reduce backups in the regular and toll lanes at the original southern merge, but others have been slower, according to analyses by VDOT and the Express Lanes’ operator.
America’s love affair with the automobile and those dreams of roaring off on open highways are on the wane as the nation grapples with too much stop-and-go traffic and too many hours spent behind the steering wheel.
It’s no secret: Commuting in the District is a nightmare under the best of conditions. A combination of too many cars and too few public transportation options has left commuters with among the longest average commute times in the nation — worse than even car-obsessed southern California.