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The roads are bound to be packed this weekend, and this summer, with folks trying to escape for a getaway, but in some places in the country traffic is perpetually bad, and now a new report reveals where backups are the worst.

  • Texas A&M Transportation Institute has come out with their 2021 Urban Mobility Report, revealing the cities with the worst traffic last year.
  • Due to the pandemic, traffic dipped to its lowest levels in 30 years last year.
  • Combined, the top 15 cities with the worst traffic last year dropped, on average, from 312,680 to 152,347 total hours.
  • Since 1982, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim region of California had the worst traffic, but not in 2020.
  • This year’s report named the New York-Newark region the area with the worst traffic.
  • Drivers in the New York-Newark area spent 494,268 hours stuck in traffic last year.
  • The average driver there sat in 56 hours of traffic.

Top 5 Worst Cities for Traffic
(hours each driver was stuck in traffic)

  1. New York-Newark (56)
  2. Boston (50)
  3. Houston (49)
  4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim (46)
  5. San Francisco-Oakland (46)

Read the full article here.