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Houston drivers wasting time & money stuck in traffic

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If time is money, Houstonians are wasting a bunch of it every day sitting in traffic.   An annual Texas A&M Transportation Institution study found that national driving patterns shows Americans spent 5.5 Billion additional hours sitting in traffic in 2011.

So just how bad is traffic. On a national average, drivers plan for an hour to make a trip that would take 20 minutes without traffic.

Here's a look at the top 10 list.

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Los Angeles
  3. San Francisco-Oakland
  4. New York-Newark
  5. Boston
  6. Houston
  7. Atlanta
  8. Chicago
  9. Philadelphia
  10. Seattle

The report is one of the key tools used by experts to solve traffic problems.  The Texas Department of Transportation says the A&M report and commuter comments help them decide on what changes need to be made.

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