The Gist: The American Transportation Research Institute has released its 12th annual list of the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America.
Nine locations in Georgia are included in the top 100, with two of them being in the top 10.
The Bottlenecks: The nine Georgia bottlenecks are:
- No. 4 Atlanta: I-285 at I-85 (North)
- No. 18 Atlanta: I-75 at I-285 (North)
- No. 5 Atlanta: I-20 at I-285 (West)
- No. 35 Atlanta: I-20 at I-75/I-85
- No. 13 McDonough: I-75
- No. 57 Atlanta: I-75 at I-675
- No. 14 Atlanta: I-285 at SR 400
- No. 60 Atlanta: I-75 at I-85
- No. 17 Atlanta: I-20 at I-285 (East)
How They Were Rated: The Top Truck Bottleneck List measures the level of truck-involved congestion at over 300 locations on the national highway system. The analysis uses truck GPS data, several customized software applications, and terabytes of data from trucking operations to produce a congestion impact ranking for each location.
Who Did The Ranking: The American Transportation Research Institute is the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s role in maintaining a safe, secure, and efficient transportation system.
Why It Matters: The congestion at these bottlenecks can hurt the American economy and consumers, resulting in delays, wasted fuel, and time. The report highlights the areas of the transportation network that need investment so that goods and people can move smoothly. The institute’s truck GPS data is also used to support numerous U.S. DOT freight mobility initiatives.