LOS ANGELES, California (NV) – A new traffic report shows that the city of Los Angeles and its vicinity are no longer the most congested places in the United States.

According to NBC, a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute found that Los Angeles was the most congested place from 1982 to 2019.

A traffic jam in 2021 in Los Angeles. (Illustration: Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images)

In 2020, the most congested place in the United States is the area from New York City, New York state to Newark City, New Jersey.

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute report calculates traffic congestion by the extra people it takes residents to get from A to B in areas.

The number of hours of traffic jams on the roads in New York-Newark in 2020 is 494,268 hours. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim area only had 365,543 hours of traffic jams.

The reason the Los Angeles area’s traffic hours are reduced so much in 2020 is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many residents to work from home, and drive less than usual. Before the pandemic, the Los Angeles area was stuck in traffic for a total of more than 950,000 hours in 2019.

According to the report, a resident was stuck in traffic in major metropolitan areas across the US in 2020 for a total of 41 hours.

Drivers in the New York-Newark area were stuck for a total of 56 hours each in 2020, and the Los Angeles area for about 46 hours.

From 2017 to 2019, Los Angeles was heavily trafficked, leaving a resident stuck in traffic for an average of 119 hours per year. (TL) [qd]

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