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Keep 35W Moving North

The looming transportation crisis affects not only traffic congestion levels, but also air quality and economic development in the region.

Photo of Interstate 35W Groundbreaking ceremony

Transportation dignitaries break ground on Segment 3A of I-35W

An introduction to the 35W Coalition

Transportation Facts & Figures

The looming transportation crisis affects not only traffic congestion levels, but also air quality and economic development in the region.

 

Here are some alarming statistics to consider:

 

North Texans waste an average of 58 hours per year while stuck in traffic – the 3rd highest rate of annual delay per traveler in the United States. This is up from 13 hours in 1982.

  A 20-minute commute today will take 52 minutes in 2025 – a 260% increase.

Today’s congestion already costs us $4.2 billion annually in lost productivity and wasted fuel. By 2025, the cost of congestion will be more than $6.6 billion each year.

We need $130 billion over the next 20 years to maintain and expand our transportation infrastructure. We are currently $59 billion short.

The Texas Legislature diverts more than $1.5 billion of transportation funding biennially to other projects.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex is the 4th largest metropolitan area in the country behind New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. We added nearly 182,000 residents to our region last year.

The population in the North Texas region now exceeds 6 million. In less than 25 years, our population will exceed 9 million.

 

Photo of Interstate 35W northbound

Southbound view of Interstate 35W

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