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Officials explore options for Nashville congestion

Officials explore options for Nashville congestion
Posted June 13th, 2013 @ 9:08am by News Center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ A national traffic study shows congestion in Nashville has nearly doubled over the last three decades.

The 2012 Urban Mobility Report issued by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute says the congestion costs commuters money in lost time and extra fuel, as well as pollutes the region's air.

The institute estimates congestion in 2011 cost Nashville commuters $801 million.

Chip Knauf, the city's chief traffic engineer, told The Tennessean ( synchronized traffic lights on key corridors is one option in dealing with the congestion.

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