D.C. Has Worst Traffic; Pensacola, FL Has Easiest Commute

If you don’t like traffic — stay out of the nation’s capitol!  A new study from Texas A&M University’s Transportation Institute ranks the Washington metro area as the *worst* in America for commuters.  Drivers in D-C and the Virginia and Maryland suburbs spend an average of 67 hours a year just sitting in traffic!  It takes nearly three hours for a trip that should take half an hour in D.C.  They waste about 32 gallons of gas every year doing that which is roughly a full tank for many drivers.

Nationwide, the study says drivers way $121 billion in time and fuel.  And researchers say it’s going to get worse — they estimate by 20-20, drivers will be spending seven *more* hours a year stuck in traffic.

Rounding out the list of worst cities:

Los Angeles came in number two.  The San Francisco Bay Area was ranked third.  New York City, fourth. And fifth-worst: Boston.

The least congested commute is in Pensacola, Florida.

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