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Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. Their analysis is based on federal data on the number of cars on the road and on traffic speed data collected by INRIX on 1.3 million miles of urban streets and highways.

The following are urban areas ranked by the average annual extra hours commuters spend in their cars due to delay, together with the cost in lost time and fuel.

 

  1. Washington, D.C. – Virginia – Maryland

    82 hours, $1,834

  2. Los Angeles – Long Beach – Anaheim

    80 hours, $1,711

  3. San Francisco – Oakland

    78 hours, $1,675

  4. New York – Newark, New Jersey – Connecticut

    74 hours, $1,739

  5. San Jose, California

    67 hours, $1,422

  6. Boston – New Hampshire – Rhode Island

    64 hours, $1,388

  7. Seattle

    63 hours, $1,491

  8. Chicago – Indiana

    61 hours, $1,445

  9. Houston

    61 hours, $1,490

  10. Riverside – San Bernardino, California

    59 hours, $1,316

  11. Dallas – Fort Worth-Arlington

    53 hours, $1,185

  12. Atlanta

    52 hours,$1,130

  13. Detroit

    52 hours, $1,183

  14. Miami

    52 hours, $1,169

  15. Austin, Texas

    52 hours, $1,159

  16. Portland, Oregon

    52 hours, $1,273

  17. Phoenix – Mesa

    51 hours, $1,201

  18. Honolulu

    50 hours, $1,125

  19. Bridgeport – Stamford, Connecticut

    49 hours, $1,174

  20. Denver – Aurora

    49 hours, $1,101

  21. Oklahoma City

    49 hours, $1,110

  22. Philadelphia

    48 hours, $1,112

  23. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    47 hours, $1,262

  24. Tucson, Arizona

    47 hours, $1,128

  25. Baltimore

    47 hours, $1,115

  26. Minneapolis – St. Paul

    47 hours, $1,035

Source: Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc.

 

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This feature originally appeared in FoxBusiness.

 

 

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