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By Rachelle Bowden in News on Sep 19, 2007 5:32PM

2007_9_traffic.jpgSomeday, when we're laying in our death bed, wishing for just a few moments more with our loved ones, we're going to think, "Good God damn, I am dying at 76, and I've lost 146 days of my life sitting in a car."

The 2007 Urban Mobility Report from the Texas Transit Institute is out, and guess what? Traffic here sucks balls. In the bad way, not in the fun way. Chicago ranks third in the highest annual traffic delays — the amount of extra time your trip takes because of traffic — behind NY and LA, a spot we've
held on to for years, and the cost of that wasted time is high: $906 per traveler. Good thing the CTA has us covered. Oh, wait ... and don't forget: Edens Expressway work begins on the 28th.

"Dead On" image by josephp.