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Road expansion has increased congestion 144%: report

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Governments have spent billions widening and expanding highways, resulting in even more traffic, according to a Transportation for America report.

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Road expansion has increased congestion 144%: report

Governments have spent billions widening and expanding highways, resulting in even more traffic, according to a Transportation for America report.

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