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A grim prediction for D.C. area traffic in 2030

Saturday - 11/5/2011, 12:20pm  ET

Michelle Basch, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - The Washington, D.C. region has the nastiest traffic in the nation, and a new report says it could get much, much worse.

The report by George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis predicts our area will add more than one million net new jobs in the next twenty years.

That's the good news.

The report called "Housing The Region's Workforce" also says there is a critical need for affordable housing in our region.

Today, roughly 230,000 people who work in and around Washington commute in from somewhere else, making the D.C. area more dependent on non-resident workers than any other area of the U.S.

The report says if we continue on this path, the number of people making the daily commute in and out of the region could grow to a staggering 700,000 by 2030.

Read the entire report:

Housing the Regions Workforce Oct 2011

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