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Seattle Praised for Traffic Efficiency

Seattle and Tacoma's program to ease traffic flows is cited as the nation's most effective by the Texas Transportation Institute. The average rush-hour driver in the Seattle area spent 46 hours in congestion in 2002, compared to a 63-hour average in 1992, according to the group. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and King County, Wash., executive Ron Sims.

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.