The Cost of Traffic Congestion
Congestion on America's roads continues to be a serious issue. In fact, Americans lost an average of 97 hours a year due to congestion in 2018. What's more, the time lost in traffic costs the country about $87 billion annually, which breaks down to about $1,348 per driver, according to the Global Traffic Scorecard from INRIX. The scorecard provides a sweeping analysis of congestion and mobility trends in more than 200 cities across the globe. Here are the 30 most congested cities in the United States ranked in order from least to most congested. The ranking reflects not only time lost, but also the severity of congestion.