Boston, MA - Over the past few years, Boston's traffic has grown increasingly more difficult to avoid. Congestion on most major city arteries slows to a crawl during rush hour periods. It's with this knowledge that it's not all-too-surprising that Chris Dempsey, the director of the advocacy group Transportation for Mass. stated, "One on metric, we have the worst traffic in the country."
Dempsey referenced an industry report which indicated that commuters in the Greater Boston Area spend as much as 14 percent of their total driving time sitting in bumper-to-bumper standstill. Neither the congestion of New York City, nor the famous Los Angeles traffic problems outdid Boston, with just 13 percent and 12 percent, respectively.
In fact, with traffic through the country becoming more problematic, many are looking for alternative transportation solutions. Ridesharing, biking, and micro-transit are among innovations that technology companies have been targeting as potential solutions.