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New Report Gives DC 4th Place for Worst Traffic Congestion - Winning!
New Report Gives DC 4th Place for Worst Traffic Congestion - Winning!

There are no bragging rights associated with being 4th place, but especially not when it comes to being at the top of the list for regional traffic congestion. You may recall that the Texas Transportation Institute recently posted the results of a study which found the DC area tied with Chicago as having the worst traffic in the country. Ouch! But, you know, numbers are funny. Using a completely different methodology employing GPS devices, another study by INRIX, a private firm that monitors nationwide traffic, reported that Washington, DC ranked behind Los Angeles, New York and Chicago in time wasted sitting in traffic. goDCgo’s conclusion: we’re not the worst - we’re just really, really bad!

The report included rankings for the most congested routes locally, with the 24 miles of I-95, south of I-395, taking home the “most congested road in the region” title. According to GPS data, a drive on that route, which would normally take 23 minutes, drags into 86 minutes during afternoon rush hour. The second and third most congested routes in the region are the Capital Beltway through Montgomery– westbound in the morning and eastbound in the evening. In the category of most popular bottlenecks in the greater Washington, DC area, I-66 westbound in Arlington County and eastbound in Fairfax County, and northbound I-395 in Arlington take top honors.

Discouraged with the rise in traffic congestion and increasing gas prices? Visit www.goDCgo.com for more information about other options for your commute.