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Survey says: I-494 commute is 13th worst in nation

A survey that used GPS data and smartphone tracking has tried to determine the 20 worst traffic jams for commuters around the country, and claims that I-494 eastbound in the Twin Cities is No. 13.

The survey listed on AOL’s auto page, says:

By gathering data from GPS and smartphone tracking, a company called INRIX was able to measure the places where gridlock has become a way of life. If you live near one of the 20 places included in this gallery, you know this terrible feeling all too well and your car’s poor steering wheel undoubtedly feels the brunt of your frustration almost everyday.

No. 1 on the list — no surprise — is in L.A.: the Riverside Freeway/California Highway 91 eastbound.

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by William Pappas on 04/02/2011 - 08:46 am.

    Wait til there is an uptick in the economy. Since the recession began all traffic levels in the Twin Cities reduced enough to eliminate many congestion points. When this area’s economic activity nears 2008 levels congestion will be unreal. A simple 3 or 4% drop in traffic levels is often enough to effect bottlenecks. That’s the beauty of transit options.

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