INRIX has confirmed what many D.C. commuters already know: the National Capital Region suffers from some of the worst traffic in the nation ... and the world.
Washington, D.C. has the sixth-most congested roads and highways among the nation’s urban areas, according to the Global Traffic Scorecard, which the traffic research company released Tuesday. Among cities worldwide, D.C. jumped to No. 15 in 2016, just behind Mexico City and up from No. 40 in 2015.
More than 11 percent of D.C. motorists’ commutes are spent in heavy traffic, costing $1,694 per driver—adding up to $3 billion in direct and indirect costs in 2016, the study said.
Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta and Miami were ranked first through fifth on the list. Behind Washington, Dallas, Boston, Chicago and Seattle rounded out the top 10 most congested U.S. cities.