In 2014, Michigan ranked in the middle of all states in terms of the cost of congestion. However, the cost of congestion has decreased each year since 2005.
What It Is: The cost of traffic congestion (in 2015 dollars) per resident in urban areas.
Why It Matters: High costs of congestion waste productive time and add additional costs to employment, preventing some workers from entering the workforce. They also impose environmental costs by reducing air quality.