Excerpt from Yahoo News.
The American Transportation Research Institute today released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America, seven of which are in Connecticut.
The 2017 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 250 locations on the national highway system. The analysis, based on truck GPS data from 600,000+ heavy duty trucks uses several customized software applications and analysis methods, along with terabytes of data from trucking operations to produce a congestion impact ranking for each location. The data is associated with the FHWA-sponsored Freight Performance Measures (FPM) initiative. The locations detailed in this latest ATRI list represent the top 100 congested locations.
“The population density of the Northeast generates greater consumer demand for goods and more traffic than any other region of the U.S.,” said Joe Sculley, president of the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut. “That combination means more trucks sitting in congestion on our roads. ATRI’s analysis allows us to target state and federal resources to keep those trucks, and the economy, moving.”
The seven bottlenecks in Connecticut:
- No. 24 – I-84 at I-91 in Hartford
- No. 47 – I-95 in Norwalk
- No. 57 – I-95 at I-91 in New Haven
- No. 58 – I-95 in Stamford
- No. 68 – I-84 at SR 8 in Waterbury
- No. 76 – I-91 at Charter Oak Bridge
- No. 77 – I-95 at RT 8 in Bridgeport
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