Poughkeepsie drivers spent nearly 10,000 hours in traffic last year
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Drivers in Poughkeepsie spent almost 10,000 hours in traffic delays last year. That's according to a new study by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.
Researchers looked at traffic congestion across the United States. The study found that drivers in Poughkeepsie each spent 25 hours in delays per year; and, wasted almost 5,000 gallons of gas. Poughkeepsie ranked 75th in the country in the study.
Nationally, researchers said traffic congestion was the worst in Washington, D.C., with drivers each spending 67 hours in delays per year. Other cities that ranked the worst for congested traffic include Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Boston.
Researchers found that drivers spend an average of an hour to make a 20 minute trip.