In recent years, the Holdsville Transportation Authority (HTA) has noted consistent delays on its Holdsville-River Valley bus, which runs from downtown Holdsville to the suburb of River Valley. In order to decrease the commuting time from Holdsville to River Valley, the HTA recently eliminated the James Street stop on the Holdsville-River Valley line. However, data show that the average commuting time from Holdsville to River Valley has actually increased since the elimination of the stop.
Which of the following provides the best explanation for the increase in commuting time from Holdsville to River Valley?
【选项】The Holdsville-River Valley bus route runs along River Street, which is always congested with heavy automobile traffic.