Congestion should be expected


ASSOCIATED PRESS: After the recession, more people are on the roads, especially with low gas prices.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: After the recession, more people are on the roads, especially with low gas prices.

Commuters in Washington, D.C., suffer the most, losing an average of 82 hours a year to rush-hour slowdowns, a new study finds. Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York come next on the list of urban areas with the longest delays.

But the pain reaches across the nation.

Overall, American motorists are stuck in traffic about 5 percent more than they were in 2007, the pre-recession peak, says the report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc., which analyzes traffic data.

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