Jeremy's Notebook

A Good Place to Drive

February 6, 2013

trafficPensacola drivers have it pretty good according to a recently released study.

The Texas A & M Transportation Institute released its Annual Urban Mobility Report this week. The report concludes that Americans are wasting $121 billion waiting in traffic, and listed areas with the worse conditions.

The city of Pensacola was listed as the least-congested city, costing commuters an estimated nine extra minutes in travel time. At the opposite end of the spectrum was Washington D.C., where drivers expect a commute to take six times as long as it would without congested traffic.

Trailing D.C. on the report’s worst-of list are Los Angeles, San Francisco-Oakland, New York-Newark, Boston, Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle.
To view the Texas A & M Transportation Institute’s report, check here http://mobility.tamu.edu/ums/

  • Michelle Rushing February 7, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I lived in DC and if I left my house by 7, I could make it to work in 20 minutes. If I was running late and left at 7:05, it would take me 2 hours to get to work. I didn’t even bother to try leaving work before 6 pm. Why sit in traffic and and get home at the same time if I had left at 5p?

    There was no “popping” out to the store. You had to plan your trips around rush hour traffic.

    Even the traffic backups at Davis & University aren’t bad in comparison (or at least that’s what I tell myself when I’m stuck there) :-)

    I’ll take my Pensacola commute to work any day of the week.