If you think you’re wasting a lot of time in traffic now…just wait! The problems with America’s transportation network are as serious as a heart attack. The veins and arteries of our country’s transportation system are blocked by congestion, crumbling, aging infrastructure and obsolete treatments. Most people are not aware how serious the problem really is. According to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association: * The number of vehicles traveling every day on each lane-mile of road in the U.S. has grown from 371 vehicles in 1968 to 1,015 vehicles today * Today’s average U.S. motorist spends 48 hours per year, or six full working days, in traffic delays, compared to 16 hours per year in 1968 * Based on current trends, highway capacity will only grow nine percent by 2043, but traffic levels will swell by 135 percent to more than seven trillion vehicle-miles traveled annually. As a result, the average motorist can expect to spend 160 hours or the equivalent of four weeks each year stuck in traffic delays More about Jack Finn: Mr. Jack Finn, is the national director of toll services for HNTB Corporation. Finn has more than 25 years of toll facility engineering experience and has been involved in some of the largest, most complex toll projects in the country. In fact, HNTB has worked on more than half of the nation’s toll roads.