Thursday, May 1, 2008

10 Worst Cities For Commuters

No. 7: Washington, D.C.

Because most of the workers in Washington D.C. are commuting from the Virginia or Maryland suburbs, it can take an exceedingly long time to make it downtown. Here, 15% of commuters take over an hour to get to work, the second highest rate in the country. Drivers spend 60 hours a year stuck in traffic, and only 26% of commuters get to work in under 20 minutes-- the worst rate in the country. The only thing saving D.C. from a worse ranking is its efficiency ranking for carpooling, public transportation and walking, the country's second best. (Forbes)

Huh. I still say the DC area is the absolute worst, but then of course I'm stuck in the traffic a lot. Sometimes I really hate this area...