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    Crowd sourcing reveals worst traffic in the United States

    TomTom and TeleAtlas use their crowd sourced contributors to plot worst congestion in the United States.
    Congestion is considered traffic that is 70% or less of the posted speed limit.
    TeleAtlas has an audio podcast on this here and a full press release here.

    Rank CITY/REGION % of congested roadways
    1 Seattle, WA 43%
    2 Los Angeles, CA 38%
    3 Chicago, IL 37%
    4 Montgomery County, MD 37%
    5 San Francisco, CA 35%
    6 New York, NY 31%
    7 Washington, DC 30%
    8 San Jose, CA 29%
    9 Alexandria, VA 28%
    10 Oakland, CA (Alameda County) 28% (read more for #20-30)

    11 Atlanta, GA (Cobb County) 27%
    12 Boston, MA 27%
    13 Fairfax County, VA 26%
    14 Philadelphia, PA 25%
    15 Austin, TX 25%
    16 Phoenix, AZ 25%
    17 Long Island, NY (Nassau County) 24%
    18 San Juan, Puerto Rico 24%
    19 Portland, OR 23%
    20 Houston, TX 23%
    21 Contra Costa County, CA 23%
    22 Arlington, VA 23%
    23 Orange County, CA 20%
    24 New Orleans, LA 20%
    25 Norfolk County, MA 20%
    26 Denver, CO 20%
    27 Morris County, NJ 20%
    28 Miami-Dade, FL 20%
    29 Dallas, TX 20%
    30 Charlottesville, VA 19%

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    4, 7, 9, 13 and 22 are in the Washington D.C. metroplex! I think it goes to the top of the list!
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