We are back in the Top 10!!! Well…it’s not for a restaurant, or how weird our city may be, but it’s for our traffic! The PDX area ranks #6 for Travel Time and Commuter Stress! Way to go Portland! LOL
If you don’t like traffic — stay out of the nation’s capital! A new study from Texas A&M University’s Transportation Institute ranks the Washington DC 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.
To see how Portland stacks up in all areas, click here!