L.A. loses No. 1 ranking for worst traffic after 30 years at the top: study

L.A. loses No. 1 ranking for worst traffic after 30 years at the top: study
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[Ed. – If you can’t say anything nice about Los Angeles….]

A new study found that Los Angeles is no longer the nation’s worst traffic city, with remote work during the pandemic leading to less traffic on roadways throughout the country.

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute study released on Tuesday found that after holding the first-place spot for three decades, Los Angeles was replaced by the New York City area as having the nation’s worst traffic. Los Angeles dropped to fourth place on the list, while Boston, Houston, and San Francisco rounded out the top five.

“Flexible work hours and reliable internet connections allow employees to choose work schedules that are beneficial for meeting family needs and the needs of their jobs,” David Schrank, one of the study’s co-authors, said. “And it also reduces the demand for roadway space, which is beneficial for the rest of us.”

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