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Columbus traffic congestion ranks 48th in US

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Columbus Business First wrote Study: Columbus traffic congestion among nation’s 50 worst

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Columbus commuters staring at a sea of brake lights during rush hour can at least take comfort that their counterparts in 47 other cities are worse off when they drive in their communities, according to a new study.

Data from Kirkland, Wash.-based Inrix Inc. released Tuesday ranked metropolitan Columbus the 48th most congested city in the nation. Highway congestion in the city, surpassed by 33rd-ranked Cincinnati and 36th-ranked Cleveland, increased 2 percent since 2006, in line with the national average, the study concluded.

The cities that ranked highest in the Inrix study were the usual suspects – Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Washington, D.C., and Dallas made up the top five.


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