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Keeping Track: commuting time

Atlantans are moving bumper to bumper

Rush hour in America has become a six-hour slog.

According to a new study by the Texas Transportation Institute (TTI), the once three-hour time frame (morning and evening combined) has doubled in major US cities since 1982.

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The problem is most severe in Southern and Western cities, which aren't equipped with large mass-transit commuter systems. TTI says the average commuter experiences 36 hours of delay (sitting in slow moving traffic) each year.

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