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Baltimore Beltway Scores High In Nation’s Suckiest Commutes

September 28, 2010

. . . But still probably lower than you imagine: 21st out of 75, according to a ranking from the Daily Beast of America’s worst commutes. Washington, D.C.’s Capital Beltway, e.g. the first circle of Dante’s Inferno, made No. 3 on the list, while Los Angeles’ Hollywood Freeway holds the first position, with 646 hours of bottleneck cogestion per week. The Baltimore Beltway gets a mere 152 hours a week of congestion.

Los Angeles also has an impressive nine rail/rapid-bus transit projects in the works currently, to Baltimore’s dawdling one (the Red Line). So maybe we’ll catch up someday.

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