Plan to spend some extra time on the road for "Terrible Traffic Tuesday."
The day after Labor Day traditionally is one of the worst commuting days in the D.C. area, with summer vacations over and all students back in school. AAA Mid-Atlantic is predicting more than 1.5 million drivers on the roads.
“When the alarm clock sounds at the crack of dawn Tuesday morning, area commuters will once again face a mind-numbing, soul-robbing surge in gridlock for the first time in months,” said John B. Townsend II, AAA Mid-Atlantic’s manager of public and government affairs. “Many of them will drive alone in bumper-to-bumper traffic, along with thousands of school buses transporting nearly a million students, including the pupils heading to school houses on the Virginia side of the Potomac for the first time this academic year.”
So AAA is reminding the workforce of commuting alternatives.
“Commuters who use alternatives like carpooling, transit and bicycling may find they save money and time and feel less stressed,” said Nicholas W. Ramfos, the Director of Commuter Connections.