The DC Metro Area Wins for Worst Traffic in America

This comes as no surprise to those of us living in and around the DC Metro area – DC got ranked #1 for worst traffic in the U.S. according to a recent Texas A&M Study. Exactly how bad is the congestion? The study reveals commuters lose over 72 hours per year (over 3 days!) stuck in traffic!

In theory, the Dulles Metrorail projects will help commuters and hopefully get more cars off the road. Phase 1 is expected to be completed in 2013, but whether that actually happens on time is anyone’s guess.

So what can you do to get back those 3 days of your life? What about moving closer to an easy commute, or closer to a metro station?

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