Money Wasted In City Traffic: The ‘Social’ Cost of Urban Immobility [INFOGRAPHIC]

Julia Trello
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At a whopping $60 billion, traffic congestion cost in highly urban American cities could have very well swapped for the price of delivering basic social services to middle and low-income Americans. The hefty cost of congestion is looming to be among the most pressing challenges faced by first world economies, with equivalent social costs to boot.

“Stuck in City Traffic: Counting the ‘Social’ Cost of Urban Immobility” is a timely infographic that provides a meaningful comprehension of the cost of urban traffic congestion by presenting how all these wasted money could have filled the gaps where social service delivery tapers off.

With social service funding being a hotly contested issue amid government spending debates, a look at the cost equivalent of urban road congestion in terms of programs to help low-income Americans provides a link between the role of a reduced road congestion in lessening the dependency on federal support services.

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Julia has been covering the finance beat for four years now. She has been writing professionally as a freelance talent for the Los Angeles Times and Forbes.com. She later moved to The Washington Post, where she covered news on politics, business and special features for two years. Julia is now part of our editorial team, where she writes features and tips to promote wealth creation and management for everyone.

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