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Jammed: Part 1

How traffic has grown faster than the capacity of the highway system, the problems caused by congestion and why it’s getting worse.

CLOGGED ARTERIES
Growing congestion wastes money, hours and fuel. As the number of vehicles and freight demands increase, the consequences are becoming more severe.

L.A. STORY
Spend a day with David Rivera making deliveries around Los Angeles as traffic sucks away his time – and his income.

OVERTAXED
Inching along in traffic can wear out your equipment, especially when your specs don’t measure up to driving conditions.

TRAFFIC TANTRUMS
When drivers stressed out by bumper-to-bumper backups slip from frustration to violent outbursts, everyone loses.

DOMINO EFFECT
Congestion also plagues ports and railroads, which in turn puts more stress on highways.

COAST TO COAST
If you think congestion is bad, consider what it would be like without the interstate system. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of the superhighway network.

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