- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - The Washington Transportation Department says vehicles traveled a record of more than 57 billion miles on public roadways in the state last year, an increase of fourth-tenths percent from 2011.

The department’s annual Corridor Capacity Report says congestion - vehicle hours of delay - increased 1.5 percent in the period.

The recession year of 2009 was the least-congested year for Washington drivers. The department says increased congestion is a result of employment levels, among other things.

The report says there were 165 miles of routinely congested highways in 2013 in Washington.

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