I thought traffic was getting noticably worse and this confirms it! Apparently our growing economy is to blame. As more people gain employment, more people join the throngs of other commuters on our already jam-packed freeways. Lets be honest with ourselves, the 405 and 5 can only be widened so much and the 101 is and always will be a nightmare. Los Angeles and the Orange County need to be investing more into new and expanded public transportation methods that can help relieve some of this conjestion. In an ideal world people could work within their communities and would not have to commute great distances for employement, but that is seldom an option and increasingly unlikely for most people.