12/01/2021

” Americans’ commutes keep getting longer, according to survey data”

Among major metropolitan areas, the nation’s capital trailed only New York, where the average one-way trip to work reached 37 minutes – a full two minutes longer than a decade prior. Washington’s commute times ticked up to 34.9 minutes from 34.8 in 2016, but they are a minute and a half longer than they were in 2007.

. . . Rounding out the top 10 in 2017 were San Francisco (34.4 minutes); San Bernardino, Calif. (32.7 minutes); Atlanta (32.3 minutes); Chicago (31.8 minutes); Baltimore (31.5 minutes); Boston (31.4 minutes); Seattle (31 minutes); and Los Angeles (30.8 minutes).

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