Study Finds Boston Has Second-Worst Traffic In U.S.

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A new study says Boston has the second-worst traffic in the United States, and the fourth-worst traffic in the entire world.

Transportation data company INRIX released its annual Global Traffic Scorecard on Tuesday. The report ranks traffic congestion in over 1000 cities across 50 countries using data INRIX obtained from GPS, phone, vehicle, and city sources.

According to the report, Boston drivers lost 134 hours of their lives sitting in traffic in 2022. This is a 72% jump up from 2021, though still 10% less than pre-pandemic levels.

The report added that I-93 South from US-3 to MA-3 was the fourth most congested corridor in the entire U.S., causing drivers to lose 99 hours total during the 4 p.m. rush hour.

Traffic in the Boston area also costs drivers an average of $2,270 in gas and wasted time, INRIX said.

Ahead of Boston in the worst traffic rankings are London, Chicago, and Paris.

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