US traffic tie-ups rebound to an all-time high, thanks in part to better economy

August 26, 2015 7:05 AM

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US traffic tie-ups rebound to an all-time high, thanks in part to better economy

Traffic crawls along the Capital Beltway during rush hour, in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

WASHINGTON (AP) — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

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