Residents and businesses have survived traffic this long, is congestion really that much of a problem?

Congestion is already a huge source of frustration for residents and employers, and it is only going to get worse. The region’s population continues to grow each and every year – and it’s projected to grow by 25 percent over the next 30 years. If we continue to grow at that rate and nothing is done to improve our transportation network, the average traveling speed for area commuters will drop to 14 miles an hour within 20 years.