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Drivers say Washington traffic gone from bad to worse

By Ed O'Keefe

This story in Monday's Post -- by The Post's Ashley Halsey III and Jennifer Agiesta -- surely will get the federal government's telework advocates talking:

Most people say traffic has gone from bad to worse in the Washington region, which perennially ranks as one of the most congested in the nation, with more than a quarter of workers occasionally skipping their commute entirely and dialing in from home, according to a new poll by The Washington Post.
Traffic congestion has become a form of personal purgatory for the million and a half regional residents who commute to work every day, each spending an estimated 62 hours a year battling heavy traffic. Sixty percent of people surveyed say traffic has grown worse in the past five years.
A sizable number of those polled say they are taking steps to avoid a difficult commute. For IT consultant Rob Cosgrove, 46, of Leesburg, telecommuting offers "a little bit of relief" from his daily slog to his office in Crystal City. Michelle Padfield, 34, of Bowie dials into her job with the federal government one day every other week, "mostly for the convenience," she says, but "I'm able to get more work done at home than I am in the office. There are less interruptions."

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By Ed O'Keefe  | April 12, 2010; 9:30 AM ET
Categories:  From The Pages of The Post, Workplace Issues  | Tags:  Business, Federal government of the United States, Telecommuting, Traffic congestion, Transportation and Logistics, United States, Washington Post, Work, telecommute  
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Comments

I've got a much better idea

De-privatize the postal service, and make it like it is in every other country again

Outsourcing and privatization always mean two things- Service gets worse, the redress of grevences impossible, and Republican donors getting rich. Make outsourcing and privatization of public property and services illegal, and even the act of proposing it subject to a week of community service and and IRS audit.

Posted by: kodai_kun | April 12, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

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