Two pieces of news related to transportation came out last week. The first, a study from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), may be another piece of evidence that the second, the forming of the Georgia Regional Transit Council, will use as they strategize next steps for Georgia.

The study from ATRI was brutal on Atlanta. Using truck GPS data, the ATRI calculates the top 100 bottlenecks in the United States. At the top of the list: I-285 and I-85, otherwise known as Spaghetti Junction (whoever thought a place with the nickname “Spaghetti” wouldn’t be great for traffic?). Coming in at number 9 on the list was I-75 and I-285. Atlanta is the only city with two spots in the top ten. There is good news though – if you break it out to the top 15, Houston has three bottlenecks, but so does Atlanta at I-20 and I-285 (West). I-20 and I-285 (East) comes in a mere 43rd. Houston actually has five in the top 25 and ten in the top 100. Atlanta only has 7 – so at least we’re not Houston. 

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