Posted: 6:00 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014
By Clark Howard
Traffic is getting worse, but does your city rank in the Top 10?
There are new stats from 24/7 Wall St./Inrix, the latter a leading-provider of traffic information, that lists the worst cities for traffic. The list is tallied based on morning and evening rush hour numbers:
10. San Jose (Silicon Valley)
7. Washington D.C.
4. New York
3. San Francisco
1. Los Angeles
Meanwhile, a new Gridlock Index from Inrix confirms that tie-ups, congestion, and everything else you love to hate on the road are on the rise. The numbers used to crunch the index were collected from Internet-connected GPS devices in 100 metro areas.
"While more people hitting the road might be awful for drivers, it’s also a sign that more jobs and more orders are being filled –- great news for the economy," the company noted.
By comparison, over in Italy and Spain, where economics woes continue unabated, traffic delays almost a thing of the past -- at least for now.
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