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DC area has 2nd-longest average commute in America

Rush hour traffic from the Washington area travels on Interstate 395 and Seminary Road in Alexandria, Va., (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

WASHINGTON – New Census Bureau data finds that the D.C. area endures the second-longest average commute every day — trailing only commuters in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

It takes drivers an average of 32.2 minutes on a one-way commute to get to and from work.

Commuters spend more time getting to and from work if they use public transportation, with a one-way commute averaging in at 48.8 minutes.

Also making the 20 longest commutes is Towson, Maryland, with the 11th-longest commute.

Drivers there spend an average 29.4 minutes commuting. Those taking public transportation spend an average of 56.1 minutes getting to work.


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