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Atlanta, GA, Metro on List of World Cities with Most Traffic Congestion

March 13, 2019

ATLANTA, GA. – The metropolitan area of Atlanta, Georgia, is on a list of cities around the world with the most traffic congestion, according to an online news story reported by The report was created and published by INRIX, a company that analyzed congestion in 220 cities around the world.

According to the INRIX report, the Atlanta metro area is in the top one-third of congested cities around the globe. Atlanta took the No. 71 spot out of all 220 cities, based on data from 2018. Drivers in the area lost about 108 hours because of congestion last year, and the cost of congestion per driver was $1,505. Additionally, drivers traveled only about 14 mph during peak times of congestion in Atlanta.

Moscow was the city in the No. 1 spot for congestion, according to the INRIX report. Moscow drivers lost about 210 hours in traffic congestion in 2018 and traveled at approximately 11 mph during peak congestion in the city. A U.S. city did not appear in the top five on the list, but one U.S. city was in the top 10. 

Boston was No. 8 in the rankings, with drivers losing 199 hours to congestion and traveling 11 mph during peak congestion. Drivers in Boston also lost $2,291 in 2018 due to congestion. 

Two other U.S. cities appeared in the top 25 on the INRIX list: Washington, D.C., and Chicago. The stats for Washington were 155 hours lost, $2,161 lost, and 11 mph in travel speed. Chicago’s stats were 138 hours lost, $1,920 lost, and 12 mph in travel speed. 

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