ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute today released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America, and six Washington locations made the top 100.
The 2019 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 300 locations on the national highway system. The analysis, based on truck GPS data from nearly 1 million 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. ATRI's truck GPS data is used to support the U.S. DOT's freight mobility initiatives. The locations detailed in this latest ATRI list represent the top 100 congested locations.
"When trucks stop moving, our economy suffers," said Washington Trucking Association Executive Vice President Sheri Call. "All six of the Washington locations increased in rank on ATRI's list this year and that's not a list that you want to be at the top of. With targeted investment as the worst chokepoints, we can continue to deliver for Washington and keep our economy moving forward."
The six bottlenecks in Washington are:
- No. 29 Vancouver: I-5 at Columbia River
- No. 37 Seattle: I-5 at I-90
- No. 46 Federal Way: SR 18 at I-5
- No. 59 Auburn: SR 18 at SR 167
- No. 67 Tacoma: I-5 at I-705/SR 16
- No. 68 Seattle: I-90 at I-405
"ATRI's research shows us where the worst pain points are – but they are far from the only ones. This report should be a wakeup call for elected leaders at all levels of government that we must act quickly to address our increasingly congested highway system," ATA President and CEO Chris Spear said. "Without meaningful investment in our nation's infrastructure, carriers will continue to endure billions of dollars in congestion-related costs – which results in a self-inflicted drag on our economy."
For access to the full report, including detailed information on each of the 100 top congested locations, please visit ATRI's website at TruckingResearch.org.
ATRI is the trucking industry's 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation's essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.
SOURCE American Transportation Research Institute