Despite pandemic, new study shows traffic still costs Charlotte drivers time, money

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A recent report published by Texas A&M University shows that the coronavirus pandemic flattened roadway congestion, but not for long.

According to the 2021 Urban Mobility Report, traffic dropped last year to levels not seen since the 1990s, but it still costs drivers in Charlotte plenty of time and money.

In 2020, the average driver in Charlotte was stuck in traffic for 24 hours, which is almost half of what it was in 2019. But despite the pandemic and considerably fewer cars on the road, the delays came at a price.

>> In the video at the top of this page, Channel 9 traffic reporter Mark Taylor explains what caused the traffic problems in our area and how much it costs Charlotte drivers.

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