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Report: Honolulu drivers wasted 50 hours in traffic in 2012

Published On: Apr 24 2013 01:08:42 PM HST

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Although the lanes on the freeway opened up in the afternoon, the backlog of traffic continued into the afternoon rush hour.

KIRKLAND, Wash. -

Honolulu drivers wasted 50 hours in traffic in 2012, according to the latest report by the INRIX Traffic Scorecard.

Honolulu was second behind Los Angeles in the list of worst cities for traffic in America.  Honolulu had the top spot in 2011.

Although Honolulu remain as one of the worst cities for traffic, congestion in 2012 decreased by 23 percent.  Only two cities in the top 10 saw increases in congestion:  San Jose (+6%) and Austin (+3%).

However, the traffic congestion in the first quarter in 2013 is up by 4 percent compared with the same time in 2012.

In 2012, the nation’s INRIX Index was 6.6.  This means that during peak driving times, the average trip for drivers on the roads analyzed in the 100 largest regions in the U.S. took nearly 7 percent longer than if there was no congestion.

The 2012 INRIX index was a 22 percent decrease from the previous year.  The record high in the INRIX index was in 2007 with 13.3

INRIX is an international provider of traffic information and driver services.

Top 10 Worst Traffic Cities in America in 2012

RankCityHours Lost in 2012% Change 2012 vs. 2011% Change Q1 2013 vs. Q1 2012
1Los Angeles59-9%+6%
2Honolulu50-23%+4%
3San Francisco49-7%+3%
4Austin, TX38+3%+8%
5New York50-17%+10%
6Bridgeport, CT39-19%+16%
7San Jose, CA31+6%+13%
8Seattle35-10%-11%
9Washington, D.C.41-18%-5%
10Boston31-22%+30%

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