Florida may be bright red politically. But in one sense, parts of the state are taking on a blue hue. Traffic.
The Capitolist, a conservative website, reported Monday that Miami ranks 9th globally and 5th in the U.S. for the worst traffic. That’s according to the 2022 INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard.
Last year, Miami motorists saw their average delay sitting in traffic reach 105 hours in 2022, a 59% jump from a year earlier.
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Within the U.S., Miami’s fifth-place finish put it in the same category for worst congestion as Chicago, Boston, New York, and Los Angeles.
To compare Miami with the rest of the nation, the report noted the average American driver lost 51 hours to traffic congestion in 2022, The Capitolist reported. That’s less than half of Miami’s tally.
Orlando was also noteworthy in this regard.
While Orlando wasn’t on the global or national list for nightmare traffic, two of its well-known highway corridors were ranked among the worst in America.
Interstate 4 eastbound between Exit 72 at FL-528 and Exit 60 at FL-429, was identified as the country’s 10th worst section of road for congestion. Meanwhile, the John Young Parkway southbound between Vine Street and Pleasant Hill Road ranked 24th worst nationally.
On those stretches, drivers lose an average of 70 and 52 hours a year, respectively, sitting in traffic, based on the additional commute minutes racked up during the 5 p.m. rush hour.
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