A 20-minute commute today will take 52 minutes in 2025.
North Texans spent an average of 13 hours a year in 1982 sitting in traffic. That number has increased to an average of 58 hours a year.
The Dallas-Fort Worth region has the third highest rate of annual delay per traveler in the United States.
People in many countries pay the equivalent of $5 to $7 per gallon of gasoline because a 75 percent tax is added to the price to pay for transportation infrastructure.
Each day, an average of 500 people move to the Dallas-Fort Worth region. To meet this growth by 2025, 3,444 miles of highway and toll lanes, 626 miles of managed lanes and 344 miles of rail lines are needed.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States – behind only New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
Dallas/Fort Worth had the most traffic delays in Texas for 2005, with each commuter experiencing 58 hours of traffic delays – equivalent to one-and-a-half work weeks.
For North Texas drivers, the 58 hours of traffic delays in 2005 cost each driver 40 extra gallons of fuel than would be used in free flowing traffic.
Across Texas in 2005, commuters spent 360 million hours in traffic delays and used 250 million gallons of gas.
Road bottlenecks create 40 percent of traffic congestion and delays, followed by traffic accidents at 25 percent, bad weather at 15 percent, work zones at 10 percent, poor signal timing at 5 percent and other causes with 5 percent.