New York is suffering from more traffic congestion than anywhere else in the country — surpassing car-choked Los Angeles for the first time in nearly four decades, a new study revealed.
According to the annual mobility report released this week by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the average driver in the New York region wasted 56 extra hours in traffic last year. Cumulatively, the region’s motorists produced a whopping 494,268,000 hours of gridlock, nearly 30% more than any urban area in the country.
Despite most New York City households not owning cars, the metro-area region now leads the way in every single measure of congestion tracked by the transportation institute.
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Despite most households not owning cars, New York City is suffering from more traffic congestion than anywhere else in the country — surpassing Los Angeles for the first time in nearly four decades.
New York also ranks #1 in the commuter stress index.https://t.co/lEcePQMaQs
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