KPRC NBC 2/3/14 By Jennifer Reyna
HOUSTON – If you think you’re spending more time on your drive to and from work, you’re not going crazy. A Local 2 analysis of 200 commute combinations across Houston shows 85 percent of those commutes are taking longer than they did in 2011.
“I’m surprised at how rapid the increase has been,” said Tim Lomax, a traffic congestion expert at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute. “Naturally, when you see increases like that, you’re going to have people make different decisions.”
Using 2011-2013 traffic data from Houston Transtar, Local 2’s analysis shows drivers on the Katy Freeway are experiencing the largest increases in travel times.