July 9th, 2009 10:38 AM by Ron Mastrodonato
America's Most Congested Cities
There's no beating Los Angeles traffic. No matter the time of day, the highway or your direction, it's an unnatural event to drive the speed limit all the way to your destination. Angelenos spend an inordinate amount of time behind the wheel, foot applied firmly to the brake.
Yet, due to the national recession, the average L.A. commuter is spending two hours less, per year, in gridlock than they did last year, according to the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), a Texas A&M University transit research center. But those two hours come at the expense of high gas prices leading up to the recession and job losses keeping people at home during rush hour.