It’s accurate to say that nobody likes a traffic jam. Unfortunately, a further fact is that traffic congestion costs us immensely. To give an example, American families spend 19c out of every $1 on transport, which is more than food and healthcare combined. Despite these large costs and a general intolerance for traffic jams, the cost of U.S. traffic congestion is continuing to grow each year suggesting that little is being done to combat it. It seems we have almost come to accept traffic congestion and turn a blind eye to its growing costs.