In today’s “news-that-surprises-no-one,” Washington was ranked among the most congested cities in the United States and Canada.
According to a new report by GPS manufacturer TomTom, Washington is the sixth most congested city in the two countries, trailing Los Angeles, Vancouver, San Francisco, Montreal and Toronto.
Among only U.S. cities, Washington is the third most congested.
The study, which looked at travel times between April and June 2012, found that car trips in the Washington area take 26 percent longer during rush hours than non-rush hours.
That amounts to 80 hours worth of delays in a year for anyone with a 30-minute commute, researchers found.
And European cities, according to another TomTom study, have it even worse.