What Traffic Costs You

A small fortune:

The cost of congestion to the average commuter, TTI estimates, was about $713 in 2010. That’s up from $301 per commuter in 1982, after adjusting for inflation, and it includes the price of wasted fuel (14 extra gallons per person, on average), the costs of personal delays (34 hours per year), and the increased costs of goods that delayed trucking companies pass on to consumers.