In its latest report, the Traffic Scorecard, Inrix says 2013 saw a 4 percent increase in traffic congestion in the first quarter this year over 2012, which saw a 22 percent drop in congestion.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill which includes a proposed 2.7 percent annual increase in Turnpike truck tolls through 2023 and approves speed increases on some roadways.
The President's budget includes $50 million for immediate infrastructure improvement and full support of the MAP-21 highway bill.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has taken to trucks to spot car, pickup and minivan drivers violating day-to-day rules like not wearing a seatbelt and texting while driving.
Though Inrix's Gridlock Index showed steady traffic in December, that could mean good things for the economy, the firm says.
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