Study: NY commuters waste an average of 92 hours sitting in traffic

Bumper-to-bumper traffic is a typical part of daily life in New York, and a new study finds the situation isn't getting better.

News 12 Staff

Aug 23, 2019, 2:21 AM

Updated 1,739 days ago

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Bumper-to-bumper traffic is a typical part of daily life in New York, and a new study finds the situation isn't getting better.

According to the study from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, New York ranks third in the country when it comes to the worst traffic delays. It also found that New York area commuters waste an average of 92 hours a year sitting in traffic.
"It's irritating, honestly," says Matt Naftchi, of Mineola. "It's one of the worst things having to deal with going through your day, having to sit in traffic."

The study also states that traffic congestion has become so bad in major metro areas nationwide that the term 'rush hour' is now outdated because there's traffic all the time.

The institute says there's no way to clear the roads, but researchers suggest carpools, public transportation and diversifying urban development.

Commuters like Dan Claros of Rocky Point say you can't get upset. He says there's always traffic and you never know when it will pop up.


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