In his address last night to the joint session of the General Assembly, Governor Terry McAuliffe lamented the traffic woes facing Northern Virginia:
People from Northern Virginia spend an average of 67 hours per year sitting in traffic. …
Sixty-seven hours a year, Governor McAuliffe? Maybe Governor McAuliffe took a page out of former Vice President Al Gore’s math textbook. Assuming 50 work weeks per year, 5 days per week, and two trips between home and work each day, that computes to eight minutes in traffic per trip.
Eight minutes in traffic? Seems pretty reasonable actually. Eight minutes is about the time you might wait at your metro stop. Eight minutes is about the time you might spend locking and unlocking your bike. Eight minutes is about the time you might wait at your bus stop.
Proving once again that he is out of touch with Virginians, McAuliffe should perhaps check his math.