A new report confirms Atlanta traffic remains among the worst in the country and the world.

Report: Metro Atlanta traffic still a world-class mess

Metro Atlanta traffic remains among the worst in the country and the world, a new report shows.

The INRIX 2019 Global Traffic Scorecard shows Atlanta has the 10th-worst traffic among the largest 66 U.S. urban areas. The average metro Atlanta commuter spent 82 hours stuck in traffic last year, the report found. That cost the average commuter about $1,214 in lost time. 

The U.S. city with the worst congestion: Boston, where the average commuter spent 149 hours stuck in traffic. 

Atlanta also ranks as the 47th-most congested urban areas in the world, INRIX found. The worst city globally: Bogota, Colombia, where commuters spent an average of 191 hours stuck in traffic in 2019. 

INRIX is a transportation analytics company that releases its scorecard annually. Atlanta traffic has perennially – last year it was the 12th-worst nationally. You can read its full report here.

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David Wickert
David Wickert
David Wickert writes about transportation issues for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He previously worked for newspapers in Washington state, Illinois...
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