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Traffic congestion dipping as economy falters

By: M Hall on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.
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The Texas Transportation Institute urges state and federal governments to act now to develop highways or mass transit, since these programs can take 10 to 15 years to complete.

However, it also recommends short-term fixes for local governments (rapidly removing crashed vehicles), employers (offer flexible work hours to avoid rush-hour commutes), and employees (carpooling, utilizing public transportation and exploring alternative modes of transportation).