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The cost of congestion

$101B
The cost of gridlock nationwide*
27
Hours of lost time per commuter nationwide*
$605
Cost of traffic delay per commuter nationwide*
*Source: Texas Transportation Institute, 2021 Urban Mobility Report

See projects addressing congestion in:

Austin
Dallas
Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio

What is TxDOT doing?

TxDOT is addressing gridlock for Texas drivers statewide.
We're putting Texans and dollars to work by:
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Using data to identify and prioritize congested roadways

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Working with local transportation leaders

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Developing critical projects to address congestion

What can I do to help?

Building roads is not the only way to address traffic congestion. TxDOT seeks to work with local communities to address congestion.

Flexible working hours and telecommuting
Flexible working hours and telecommuting
When employers offer telecommuting or flexible work schedules, it means fewer cars on the roads.
Health and fitness programs
Health and fitness programs
Employees who walk or bike to work burn calories and save money.
Incentives encourage better transportation
Incentives encourage better transportation
From transit passes to carpools, some cities, counties, and municipalities offer tax breaks and incentives to businesses.