LA Area Traffic Ranked 17th Worst In The Nation


LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Southland traffic can be aggravating when you’re stuck on the freeway, but a new survey says it’s not so bad.

The American Community Survey found LA-Orange county have the 17th worst traffic among metropolitan areas.

The average commute to work takes about 28 minutes. That’s only 3 minutes longer than the national average.

The worst commute is in the New York-New Jersey area, with 34 minutes. Washington, DC is second.

Los Angeles  ranked lower this year, because for the first time, the survey split it from the inland empire.

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario ranks 8th worst in the U.S.


One Comment

  1. Krys says:

    They obviously did not survey anyone who drives on the 405 at 730am! It used to take me 25 minutes to go 4 miles and now 35 minutes to go 10 miles.

  2. Scott says:

    Oh come on. That story was useless. Just because average commute time is less doesn’t reflect the actual traffic problem. People commute shorter or longer periods depending on a whole host of reasons (like housing prices). Come up with a more objective set of measurements and write a useful story. I agree with KVRS, I commute 25 miles from Santa Clarita to UCLA on the 405/5 daily in a commuter bus and it’s 45 minutes in the am at 6:30 and 1hr in the afternoon at 4:45p

  3. Jeff says:

    Too bad those 28 minutes are spent cruising down a 2 mile stretch of the 405 at a brisk 3 MPH. So I guess that spending 28 minutes on a 2 mile drive is not much worse than spending 25 to go 15 miles.

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