U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Grinding to a Halt: Washington, D.C. Region

Grinding to a Halt: Washington, D.C. Region

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan region already suffers from the worst traffi c conditions in the country. Over 90 percent of the area’s major roads are in poor condition, and the average commuter is stuck in traffi c 67 hours each year. The region’s public transit system is similarly strained and in need of investment and repairs. Unfortunately, if the D.C. region is unable to demonstrate conformity with EPA’s ozone standard by the 2018 transportation conformity deadline, at least 13 projects slated to recieve $511 million in FY2019 and FY2020 would be put at risk.