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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