DC Area Has 2nd Longest Average Commute in America

WASHINGTON – New Census Bureau data finds that the D.C. area endures the second longest average commute every day — only trailing behind 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 top 20 longest commutes is Towson, Maryland with the eleventh 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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