AUDIO: Road deaths cost twice that of congestion


Roger Millar, secretary of transportation for Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) appeared on a recent episode of the ITE Talks Transportation podcast. In this clip he shares with host Bernie Wagenblast how deaths on the road cost the state US$8.5 billion – which works out as more than double that of what it costs to deal with traffic congestion.  This fact has been formative in shaping the DOT’s priorities. To listen to the full interview and others in the podcast series, visit the Transportation Radio blog.

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James joined the Traffic Technology International team in 2017. Previously he was Assistant Editor on an engineering title for several years and has worked for various other trade magazines before that. James is happily married and has a young daughter and son who keep him busy.