WASHINGTON – Daily commutes in the Washington area can be brutal. D.C. has fallen to sixth in an annual ranking of the nation’s worst traffic cities, a drop from fourth in 2010.
The INRIX study found that the worst time for traffic in Washington is 5:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday evenings.
While it may be difficult for commuters to believe, the study also finds that there was a 30 percent drop in traffic congestion across the country in 2011. The drop is attributed to high gas prices and the sluggish economy, according to INRIX.